WoRMS name details

Bispira mariae sensu Pratt, 1901

475201  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:475201)

taxon inquirendum (unlikely record, not a new name by Pratt)
Species
marine, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(of Bispira mariae Lo Bianco, 1893) Lo Bianco, Salvatore. 1893. Gli anellidi tubicoli trovati nel Golfo di Napoli. Atti della real Accademia delle scienze fisiche e matematiche, Ser. 2, 5(11): 1-97. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Homonymy Pratt did not name this species. Contrary to the unstated implication of the listing in the Hartman catalogue p536, it is...  
Homonymy Pratt did not name this species. Contrary to the unstated implication of the listing in the Hartman catalogue p536, it is merely a biogeographically unlikely tentative record and not a junior homonym of B. mariae Lo Bianco, 1893. According to Knight-Jones & Perkins 1998, the specimens are probably lost. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Bispira mariae sensu Pratt, 1901. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=475201 on 2021-04-19
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original description  (of Bispira mariae Lo Bianco, 1893) Lo Bianco, Salvatore. 1893. Gli anellidi tubicoli trovati nel Golfo di Napoli. Atti della real Accademia delle scienze fisiche e matematiche, Ser. 2, 5(11): 1-97. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Pratt, Edith M. (1901). A collection of Polychaeta from the Falkland Islands. <em>Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society.</em> 45(13): 1-18,1 plate., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10367863
page(s): 16, no figure; note: tentative as "Bispira mariae (?)" [details]   

status source Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. <em>Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper.</em> 23: 1-628.
page(s): 536; note: given a listing as if a species name created by Pratt, when it is just a tentative identification record. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source Knight-Jones, Phyllis; Perkins, Thomas H. (1998). A revision of Sabella, Bispira and Stylomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae). <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London.</em> 123: 385-467., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1998.tb01370.x [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Editor's comment Strictly this record of Pratt's tentatively using an established prior name of Lo Bianco, does not qualify for inclusion as a taxon name in WoRMS. However, it is retained as it appears in the Hartman catalogue (1959: 536) as if a species named by Pratt [details]

Homonymy Pratt did not name this species. Contrary to the unstated implication of the listing in the Hartman catalogue p536, it is merely a biogeographically unlikely tentative record and not a junior homonym of B. mariae Lo Bianco, 1893. According to Knight-Jones & Perkins 1998, the specimens are probably lost. [details]

Synonymy The Hartman catalogue (p.536) refers "mariae E. Pratt, 1901" to Bispira volutacornis. Hartman must have been aware Pratt was not erecting a new name as Pratt gives the identification as 'mariae' a question mark, stating "appears to be very like the Mediterranean B. mariae", and in her bipolar article stating "It is not certain that this form is identical with the Mediterranean form. New to Falkland Islands." Thus it is unknown why Hartman gave Pratt's usage a listing as if a new name. She also referred B. mariae Lo Bianco to B. volutacornis. [details]