WoRMS name details

Placobranchidae

596348  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:596348)

 unaccepted (see Note)
Family
Not documented
MolluscaBase (2018). Placobranchidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=596348 on 2018-05-26
Date
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2012-03-07 20:21:47Z
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Spelling The spelling Placobranchidae is based on Placobranchus, an incorrect subsequent spelling of Plakobranchus, by Férussac (1824), in a translation of van Hasselt's work. Jensen (1997: 180-181) argued for the restoration of the spelling Plakobranchidae, and she has been followed by Wägele & Willan (2000: 91). Bouchet & Rocroi (2005: 133), argued that the spellings Placobranchus and Placobranchidae were in prevailing usage and were conserved under Art. 33.3.1. This view has been challenged by R. Burn (com. pers. to B. & R.) and the spelling Plakobranchidae is now preferred. [details]