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Polychaeta name details

Ephesia Rathke, 1843

155011  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:155011)

 unaccepted (junior homonym, replaced by synonym)
Genus

Species Ephesia antarctica McIntosh, 1885 accepted as Ephesiella antarctica (McIntosh, 1885) (superseded original combination)
Species Ephesia gracilis Rathke, 1843 accepted as Sphaerodorum gracilis (Rathke, 1843) (superseded original combination)
Species Ephesia minuta Webster & Benedict, 1887 accepted as Sphaerodoropsis minuta (Webster & Benedict, 1887) accepted as Sphaerodoridium minutum (Webster & Benedict, 1887) (superseded original combination)
Species Ephesia peripatus [Auctt. not Johnston, 1845] accepted as Ephesiella abyssorum (Hansen, 1878) (Claparède's concept, not Johnston's)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
feminine
Rathke, H. (1843). Beiträge zur Fauna Norwegens. <em>Nova Acta Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae Curiosorum, Breslau & Bonn.</em> 20: 1-264c., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.11613
page(s): 174 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Etymology Rathke (1843: 175 gives an etymology as "Wegen der grossen Zahl von bürstenartigen Hervorragungen an beiden Seiten des...  
Etymology Rathke (1843: 175 gives an etymology as "Wegen der grossen Zahl von bürstenartigen Hervorragungen an beiden Seiten des Körpers habe ich die in Rede stehende Gattung von Würmern nach der vielbrüstigen Diana benannt, die in Ephesus" [Because of the large number of brush-like protrusions on both sides of the body, I have named the genus of worms in question after the many-breasted Diana who lived in Ephesus] [details]

Homonymy Ephesia Rathke, 1843 is permanently unavailable as it is a junior homonym to Ephesia Huebner, 1818 (Zuträge z. Exot....  
Homonymy Ephesia Rathke, 1843 is permanently unavailable as it is a junior homonym to Ephesia Huebner, 1818 (Zuträge z. Exot. Schmett., 1, 11, 14) in Lepidoptera. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Ephesia Rathke, 1843. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=155011 on 2019-01-20
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2005-04-22 07:56:35Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description Rathke, H. (1843). Beiträge zur Fauna Norwegens. <em>Nova Acta Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae Curiosorum, Breslau & Bonn.</em> 20: 1-264c., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.11613
page(s): 174 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

status source Fauchald, K. (1974). Sphaerodoridae (Polychaeta: Errantia) from world-wide areas. <em>Journal of Natural History.</em> 8(3): 257-289., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00222937400770241
page(s): 258 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Etymology Rathke (1843: 175 gives an etymology as "Wegen der grossen Zahl von bürstenartigen Hervorragungen an beiden Seiten des Körpers habe ich die in Rede stehende Gattung von Würmern nach der vielbrüstigen Diana benannt, die in Ephesus" [Because of the large number of brush-like protrusions on both sides of the body, I have named the genus of worms in question after the many-breasted Diana who lived in Ephesus] [details]

Grammatical gender Feminine. Rathke named the genus after a female, but indirectly by using a modified ending for the city of Ephesus in Greece. Subsequent authors added feminine species-group names. In legend Ephesus was first occupied by (female) Amazons, and it had a strong feminine tradition. [details]

Homonymy Ephesia Rathke, 1843 is permanently unavailable as it is a junior homonym to Ephesia Huebner, 1818 (Zuträge z. Exot. Schmett., 1, 11, 14) in Lepidoptera. [details]