WoRMS name details

Palmadusta humphreysii (Gray, 1825)

579205  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:579205)

 unaccepted (Incorrect original spelling, see taxonomic note)
Cypraea humphreysii Gray, 1825 (original combination)
Palmadusta humphreysii humphreisii (Gray, 1825)· accepted, alternate representation
MolluscaBase (2018). Palmadusta humphreysii (Gray, 1825). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=579205 on 2018-05-27
2011-08-24 13:49:45Z
2012-03-23 23:27:01Z
2012-04-27 23:33:11Z
2015-02-27 17:51:06Z

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basis of record Lorenz F. (2002) New worldwide cowries. Descriptions of new taxa and revisions of selected groups of living Cypraeidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Schriften zur Malakozoologie aus dem Haus der Natur-Cismar 20: 1-292, pls 1-40. [details]   

basis of record  (ofCypraea humphreysii Gray, 1825) Petit R.E. (2012) John Edward Gray (1800-1875): his malacological publications and molluscan taxa. Zootaxa 3214: 1-125. [details]   
From editor or global species database
Spelling humphreysii is an incorrect original spelling that was corrected by Gray himself in the errata page of the same volume of the Journal. See Petit (2012: 91):

"11. The species name humphreyii was on page 489, in error, as humphreysii. This was corrected by Gray on the Errata page [603] of the same volume of the Journal. This is a correct and valid emendation under I.C.Z.N. Article The name with its original incorrect spelling is in current usage, the errata sheet evidently having been overlooked by Cypraea specialists. Iredale & McMichael (1962: 61) list “humphreyii (humphreysii errore)” but do not mention the errata page. Schilder & Schilder (1971: 122) attributed that usage to Iredale & McMichael and listed it as “published in a not valid way” in the synonymy of Palmadusta lutea humphreysii on page 52."

This action, therefore, restores the original correct spelling of humphreyii. (FM, 2015-02-27).