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Ijimalophus Van Soest & Hooper, 2020

1423588  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1423588)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
masculine
Van Soest, R. W. M.; Hooper, J. N. A.; Butler, P. J. (2020). Every sponge its own name: removing Porifera homonyms. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4745(1): 1-93., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4745.1.1
page(s): 70 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
Homonymy Sericolophus Ijima, 1901: 128, footnote (type species Hyalonema reflexum Ijima, 1894: 366, by monotypy). This was a very...  
Homonymy Sericolophus Ijima, 1901: 128, footnote (type species Hyalonema reflexum Ijima, 1894: 366, by monotypy). This was a very casual erection of a new genus (in a footnote, without stating ‘new genus’, and using ‘Lf’ as author, here assumed to be meaning that Von Lendenfeld was considered the author by Ijima). It is rather
enigmatic, because indeed Von Lendenfeld 1901: 564 used the name Sericolophus in his review of Ijima’s paper, but this was published subsequently to the appearance of Ijima’s paper (Ijima’s publication was dated 28 April 1901, whereas Lendenfeld’s article, was dated 10 September 1901). It is logical to assume that Lendenfeld’s adoption of the name Sericolophus was the result of his subsequent reading of Ijima’s paper, but the Nomenclator Zoologicus indicated Von Lendenfeld as the author of Sericolophus. Possibly, the two had some contact over the name, but this is not known with certainty. In any case, Ijima’s authorship cannot be contested. Remarkably, Ijima himself (Ijima 1927: 364) listed Sericolophus as authored by Ijima (1894: 366), but curiously he put the name Ijima in brackets. Indeed, in Ijima (1894) the name is not mentioned, but he ventured the opinion (Ijima 1894: 367) that his Hyalonema reflexum “perhaps deserves to be erected into a separate new genus”. The name Sericolophus Ijima is a junior homonym of Sericolophus Reichenbach, 1849 (birds) and thus needed to be replaced (ICZN Art. 53.2). To remove the homonymy, Van Soest & Hooper (2020) proposed Ijimalophus, named after Isao Ijima.
Application of ICZN Art. 60.2 (replacement of junior homonym by oldest synonym) is likely warranted, but it remains to be demonstrated that Ijimalophus is congeneric with Corythophora Hernandez, 1932, with type species C. ijimae. However, Corythophora is preoccupied (by a Diptera genus), so the next available genus is Hernandeziana Strand, 1932. This may become the valid genus for the group of species currently assigned to Sericolophus, with Ijimalophus a junior synonym. [details]
Van Soest, R.W.M.; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schönberg, C.; Klautau, M.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P.; Carballo, J.L.; Ríos, P.; Downey, R.; Morrow, C.C. (2020). World Porifera Database. Ijimalophus Van Soest & Hooper, 2020. Accessed through: Glover, A.G.; Higgs, N.; Horton, T. (2020) World Register of Deep-Sea species (WoRDSS) at: http://www.marinespecies.org/deepsea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1423588 on 2020-08-10
Glover, A.G.; Higgs, N.; Horton, T. (2020). World Register of Deep-Sea species (WoRDSS). Ijimalophus Van Soest & Hooper, 2020. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/deepsea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1423588 on 2020-08-10
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2020-02-29 13:37:57Z
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original description Van Soest, R. W. M.; Hooper, J. N. A.; Butler, P. J. (2020). Every sponge its own name: removing Porifera homonyms. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4745(1): 1-93., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4745.1.1
page(s): 70 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

original description  (of Sericolophus Ijima, 1901) Ijima, I. (1901). Studies on the Hexactinellida. Contribution I. (Euplectellidae). <em>Journal of the College of Sciences, Imperial University of Tokyo.</em> 15: 1-299, pls I-XIV. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
From editor or global species database
Homonymy Sericolophus Ijima, 1901: 128, footnote (type species Hyalonema reflexum Ijima, 1894: 366, by monotypy). This was a very casual erection of a new genus (in a footnote, without stating ‘new genus’, and using ‘Lf’ as author, here assumed to be meaning that Von Lendenfeld was considered the author by Ijima). It is rather
enigmatic, because indeed Von Lendenfeld 1901: 564 used the name Sericolophus in his review of Ijima’s paper, but this was published subsequently to the appearance of Ijima’s paper (Ijima’s publication was dated 28 April 1901, whereas Lendenfeld’s article, was dated 10 September 1901). It is logical to assume that Lendenfeld’s adoption of the name Sericolophus was the result of his subsequent reading of Ijima’s paper, but the Nomenclator Zoologicus indicated Von Lendenfeld as the author of Sericolophus. Possibly, the two had some contact over the name, but this is not known with certainty. In any case, Ijima’s authorship cannot be contested. Remarkably, Ijima himself (Ijima 1927: 364) listed Sericolophus as authored by Ijima (1894: 366), but curiously he put the name Ijima in brackets. Indeed, in Ijima (1894) the name is not mentioned, but he ventured the opinion (Ijima 1894: 367) that his Hyalonema reflexum “perhaps deserves to be erected into a separate new genus”. The name Sericolophus Ijima is a junior homonym of Sericolophus Reichenbach, 1849 (birds) and thus needed to be replaced (ICZN Art. 53.2). To remove the homonymy, Van Soest & Hooper (2020) proposed Ijimalophus, named after Isao Ijima.
Application of ICZN Art. 60.2 (replacement of junior homonym by oldest synonym) is likely warranted, but it remains to be demonstrated that Ijimalophus is congeneric with Corythophora Hernandez, 1932, with type species C. ijimae. However, Corythophora is preoccupied (by a Diptera genus), so the next available genus is Hernandeziana Strand, 1932. This may become the valid genus for the group of species currently assigned to Sericolophus, with Ijimalophus a junior synonym. [details]
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