Copepoda name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOncaea gracilis (Dana, 1852)

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taxon inquirendum
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Böttger-Schnack, R.; Walter, T. Chad (2010). Oncaea gracilis (Dana, 1852). In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2017). World of Copepods database. Accessed at on 2017-12-11

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basis of record Ices Zooplankton: Copepoda. sheet n° 32. [details]   

status source Giesbrecht, W. 1893. Systematik und Faunistik der pelagischen Copepoden des Golfes von Neapel und der angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte. Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel und der Angrenzenden Meeres-Abschnitte, Herausgegeben von der Zoologischen Station zu Neapel 19:1-831, pls. 1-54. (1892)
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source of synonymy  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorAntaria gracilis Dana, 1849) Walter, Chad. The world of Copepods. , available online at [details]   

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorConaea gracilis (Dana, 1853)) Boxshall, G. (2001). Copepoda (excl. Harpacticoida), in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 252-268 (look up in IMIS[details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at [details]   
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From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment According to Giesbrecht (1893 ["1892"]) the original description of this species (as Antaria gracilis) is insufficient for an unequivocal species identification. Some authors have synonymized Antaria gracilis with Conaea rapax (e.g. A. Scott, 1909; Boxshall, 1977) which is inconsistent with the opinion of Heron (1977). Heron (1977) also states that Oncaea gracilis (Dana) sensu T. Scott (1894) is not conspecific with Antaria gracilis. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPublication date The exact publication dates of Dana´s papers and their relative priority are not always clear from the literature. This inconsistency has caused some confusion with regard to the publication dates of the oncaeid taxa he described (see under Antaria). A review of the complicated history of citation of Dana´s publications is given by Huys & Böttger-Schnack (1994). [details]