WoRMS taxon details

Palmadusta humphreyii (Gray, 1825)

597558  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:597558)

Cypraea humphreysii Gray, 1825 · unaccepted (original combination)
Palmadusta humphreysii (Gray, 1825) · unaccepted (Incorrect original spelling, see...)  
Incorrect original spelling, see taxonomic note
Not documented
MolluscaBase eds. (2022). MolluscaBase. Palmadusta humphreyii (Gray, 1825). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=597558 on 2022-08-11
2012-04-27 23:33:11Z
2012-08-15 02:02:24Z
2015-02-27 17:51:06Z

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original description  (of Palmadusta lutea yaloka Steadman & Cotton, 1943) Steadman, W. R. & Cotton, B. C. (1943). The Cowries (Cypraeidae) of Fiji. <em>Records of the South Australian Museum.</em> 7: 309-336., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40980517
page(s): 322 [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

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Spelling humphreysii is an incorrect original spelling that was corrected by Gray himself in the errata page of the same volume of the Journal. See Petit (2012: 91):

"11. The species name humphreyii was on page 489, in error, as humphreysii. This was corrected by Gray on the Errata page [603] of the same volume of the Journal. This is a correct and valid emendation under I.C.Z.N. Article The name with its original incorrect spelling is in current usage, the errata sheet evidently having been overlooked by Cypraea specialists. Iredale & McMichael (1962: 61) list “humphreyii (humphreysii errore)” but do not mention the errata page. Schilder & Schilder (1971: 122) attributed that usage to Iredale & McMichael and listed it as “published in a not valid way” in the synonymy of Palmadusta lutea humphreysii on page 52."

This action, therefore, restores the original correct spelling of humphreyii. (FM, 2015-02-27). [details]
Palmadusta humphreysii
 Palmadusta humphreysii
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