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Polychaeta name details

Sabella pacifica Fewkes, 1889

336458  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:336458)

 unaccepted (regarded as a homonym, but was not)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Fewkes, J. W. (1889). New invertebrata from the coast of California. <em>Bulletin of the Essex Institute, Salem.</em> 21(7,8,9): 99-146, plates 1-7., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/11711150 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Note Pacific Ocean, southern California  
Type locality Pacific Ocean, southern California [details]
Nomenclature Hartman (1944) and Berkeley & Berkeley (1954) believed that Sabella pacifica was preoccupied by Sabella pacifici Grube,...  
Nomenclature Hartman (1944) and Berkeley & Berkeley (1954) believed that Sabella pacifica was preoccupied by Sabella pacifici Grube, 1856 and thus the Berkeley's replaced the original name. These authors did not discuss Grube's spelling of 'pacifici' or even mention it. However, the rarely used 'pacifici' (perhaps intended as a genitive modification of the ocean name?) is not a gender variant of the much-used adjective pacificus -a -um, the spellings would never match, and a single letter difference suffices to preven homonymy except for those exceptions included in Article 58, thus the replacement name seems to have been unnecessary, although now the accepted name in usages. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Sabella pacifica Fewkes, 1889. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=336458 on 2019-12-13
Date
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2016-10-20 02:02:55Z
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original description Fewkes, J. W. (1889). New invertebrata from the coast of California. <em>Bulletin of the Essex Institute, Salem.</em> 21(7,8,9): 99-146, plates 1-7., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/11711150 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy Berkeley, E. and Berkeley, C. 1954. Notes on the life-history of the polychaete Dodecaceria fewkesii (nom.n.). Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada, 11(3): 326-334. [details]   

status source Hartman, O. 1944. Polychaetous annelids from California, including the descriptions of two new genera and nine new species. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions, 10(2): 239-307., available online at http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/ref/collection/p15799coll82/id/12856
page(s): 262; note: claim that Sabella pacifica is preoccupied by Sabella pacifici [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Nomenclature Hartman (1944) and Berkeley & Berkeley (1954) believed that Sabella pacifica was preoccupied by Sabella pacifici Grube, 1856 and thus the Berkeley's replaced the original name. These authors did not discuss Grube's spelling of 'pacifici' or even mention it. However, the rarely used 'pacifici' (perhaps intended as a genitive modification of the ocean name?) is not a gender variant of the much-used adjective pacificus -a -um, the spellings would never match, and a single letter difference suffices to preven homonymy except for those exceptions included in Article 58, thus the replacement name seems to have been unnecessary, although now the accepted name in usages. [details]

From other sources
Type locality Pacific Ocean, southern California [details]