Copepoda name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRheocamptus Borutzky, 1948

849908  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:849908)

nomen nudum
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Rheocamptus Borutzky, 1948 (Family Canthocamptidae)
Dussart and Defaye (1990: 148) recognized four subgenera in the genus...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Rheocamptus Borutzky, 1948 (Family Canthocamptidae)
Dussart and Defaye (1990: 148) recognized four subgenera in the genus Bryocamptus Chappuis, 1929a: Bryocamptus Chappuis, 1929a (type: Canthocamptus minutus Claus, 1863), Arcticocamptus Chappuis, 1929a (type: Cyclopsine alpestris Vogt, 1845), Limocamptus Chappuis, 1929a (type: see below for valid type fixation), and Rheocamptus Borutzky, 1948 (type: see below for valid type fixation). Wells (2007: 92) adopted this subdivision with the exception of the latter subgenus. The species previously placed in Bryocamptus (Rheocamptus) were allocated to the nominotypical subgenus Bryocamptus but this course of action was not accompanied by a supporting argument. Until the validity of Rheocamptus has been properly assessed it is preferable to maintain it as a valid subgenus. Borutzky (1948: 1669) proposed the subgenus Rheocamptus in an identification key to the Bryocamptus species of Lake Baikal (Russia) and listed two species included in it: B. (R.) baicalensis Borutzky, 1931d and B. (R.) rylovi Borutzky, 1931d. Neither was formally fixed as the type species. The genus-group name was made available by Borutzky (1952: 190) who explicitly cited Canthocamptus zschokkei Schmeil, 1893 [= Bryocamptus zschokkei (Schmeil, 1893)] as the type species (ICZN Art. 13.3) and provided a short diagnosis by which the subgenus can be differentiated from the other subgenera in Bryocamptus (ICZN Art. 13.1.1). Although a nominal species is only eligible to be fixed as the type species of a nominal genus or subgenus if it is an originally included nominal species (ICZN Art. 67.2), this rule is not applicable here because Rheocamptus Borutzky, 1948 [nomen nudum] is a permanently unavailable name. The authorship and date of the genus-group name Rheocamptus should rest with Borutzky (1952) who fixed the type by original designation. [details]
Walter, T. Chad (2015). Rheocamptus Borutzky, 1948. In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2017). World of Copepods database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/copepoda/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=849908 on 2018-01-18

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additional source Huys, R. (2009). Unresolved cases of type fixation, synonymy and homonymy in harpacticoid copepod nomenclature (Crustacea: Copepoda). Zootaxa. 2183:1-99., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2009/2/zt02183p099.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Rheocamptus Borutzky, 1948 (Family Canthocamptidae)
Dussart and Defaye (1990: 148) recognized four subgenera in the genus Bryocamptus Chappuis, 1929a: Bryocamptus Chappuis, 1929a (type: Canthocamptus minutus Claus, 1863), Arcticocamptus Chappuis, 1929a (type: Cyclopsine alpestris Vogt, 1845), Limocamptus Chappuis, 1929a (type: see below for valid type fixation), and Rheocamptus Borutzky, 1948 (type: see below for valid type fixation). Wells (2007: 92) adopted this subdivision with the exception of the latter subgenus. The species previously placed in Bryocamptus (Rheocamptus) were allocated to the nominotypical subgenus Bryocamptus but this course of action was not accompanied by a supporting argument. Until the validity of Rheocamptus has been properly assessed it is preferable to maintain it as a valid subgenus. Borutzky (1948: 1669) proposed the subgenus Rheocamptus in an identification key to the Bryocamptus species of Lake Baikal (Russia) and listed two species included in it: B. (R.) baicalensis Borutzky, 1931d and B. (R.) rylovi Borutzky, 1931d. Neither was formally fixed as the type species. The genus-group name was made available by Borutzky (1952: 190) who explicitly cited Canthocamptus zschokkei Schmeil, 1893 [= Bryocamptus zschokkei (Schmeil, 1893)] as the type species (ICZN Art. 13.3) and provided a short diagnosis by which the subgenus can be differentiated from the other subgenera in Bryocamptus (ICZN Art. 13.1.1). Although a nominal species is only eligible to be fixed as the type species of a nominal genus or subgenus if it is an originally included nominal species (ICZN Art. 67.2), this rule is not applicable here because Rheocamptus Borutzky, 1948 [nomen nudum] is a permanently unavailable name. The authorship and date of the genus-group name Rheocamptus should rest with Borutzky (1952) who fixed the type by original designation. [details]