WoRMS name details

Pleurobranchus tuberculatus Meckel, 1808

749896  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:749896)

 unaccepted (senior synonym; see Note)
Species
marine
Meckel J.F. (1808). Beyträge zur vergleichenden Anatomie. Heinrich Reclam, Leipzig , 1(1): (i-iv), 1-542, available online at http://books.google.es/books?id=tPJ9PJFSqR0C
page(s): 26-33 [details]   
Type locality contained in Sicily  
type locality contained in Sicily [details]
Nomenclature "Pleurobranchus membranaceus was first described and illustrated by Montagu (1815), but Pilsbry (1895) considered this...  
Nomenclature "Pleurobranchus membranaceus was first described and illustrated by Montagu (1815), but Pilsbry (1895) considered this species to be a synonym of P. tuberculatus Meckel, 1808. However, a number of more recently published papers have maintained P. membranaceus as a valid species and P. tuberculatus as a synonym despite the fact that P. tuberculatus is an older name. The similarities in morphology between the two species include the presence of reddish-brown, small tubercles that irregularly cover the mantle, and a foot that extends well beyond the posterior edge of the mantle. Given these similarities, we agree that these two species are synonyms. However, despite the fact that P. membranaceus is currently used as the valid name for this species, we are unable to propose a Reversal of Precedence, as stated in the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN, 1999) because Pruvot-Fol (1954) used the name P. tuberculatus as valid. Therefore, this case will have to be referred to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature at a later date." (Goodheart et al. 2015: 334) [details]
MolluscaBase (2018). Pleurobranchus tuberculatus Meckel, 1808. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=749896 on 2018-08-14
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original description Meckel J.F. (1808). Beyträge zur vergleichenden Anatomie. Heinrich Reclam, Leipzig , 1(1): (i-iv), 1-542, available online at http://books.google.es/books?id=tPJ9PJFSqR0C
page(s): 26-33 [details]   

source of synonymy Goodheart J., Camacho-García Y., Padula V., Schrödl M., Cervera J.L., Gosliner T.M. & Valdés Á. (2015). Systematics and biogeography of Pleurobranchus Cuvier, 1804, sea slugs (Heterobranchia: Nudipleura: Pleurobranchidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 174: 322-362., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/zoj.12237 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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Nomenclature "Pleurobranchus membranaceus was first described and illustrated by Montagu (1815), but Pilsbry (1895) considered this species to be a synonym of P. tuberculatus Meckel, 1808. However, a number of more recently published papers have maintained P. membranaceus as a valid species and P. tuberculatus as a synonym despite the fact that P. tuberculatus is an older name. The similarities in morphology between the two species include the presence of reddish-brown, small tubercles that irregularly cover the mantle, and a foot that extends well beyond the posterior edge of the mantle. Given these similarities, we agree that these two species are synonyms. However, despite the fact that P. membranaceus is currently used as the valid name for this species, we are unable to propose a Reversal of Precedence, as stated in the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN, 1999) because Pruvot-Fol (1954) used the name P. tuberculatus as valid. Therefore, this case will have to be referred to the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature at a later date." (Goodheart et al. 2015: 334) [details]