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Polychaeta name details

Mitraria Müller, 1851

324789  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324789)

 unaccepted (plankton larval stage belonging to Oweniidae, probably Owenia, and also a possible junior homonym)
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Müller, Johannes. (1851). Über die Jugendzustände einiger Seethiere. <em>Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Konigl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.</em> [year 1851]: 468-474., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/11056580
page(s): 468; note: description without figures, no species name with genus [details]   
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Mitraria Müller, 1851. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324789 on 2019-01-16
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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2018-04-29 02:27:09Z
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2019-01-15 23:02:02Z
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original description Müller, Johannes. (1851). Über die Jugendzustände einiger Seethiere. <em>Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Konigl. Preuss. Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin.</em> [year 1851]: 468-474., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/11056580
page(s): 468; note: description without figures, no species name with genus [details]   
From editor or global species database
Validity Availability of Mitraria as a genus name. Müller (1851: 468) names only a genus, Mitraria, and not a species, using the following words, "Unter diesen ist mir ein mit Borsten versehenes Thier schon seit lange merkwürdig gewesen, weil es nachweisbar die Larve eines Borstenwurms nicht sein kann" [Among these is one bristled animal has long been strange to me because it is demonstrably not the larva of a bristle worm] "Es mag vorläufig Mitraria heifsen." [It may be called Mitraria for the time being]. Müller then provides nearly two pages of description (p.469-470), but no figures. Although no species is named, his presentation seems to satisfy the relevant Code 'requirements' articles 11 and 12, and thus Mitraria is available as a genus name from 1851 (no longer valid but a valid name at the time), although figures were not published until 1854 (Müller's 1854 figures are excellent), and Mitraria species were not named until much later by Haecker, 1898. [details]