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Grania laxartus Locke & Coates, 1999

1069633  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1069633)

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Species
Grania laxarta Locke & Coates In Locke 1998 (unpublished, as MS in thesis)
marine
Locke, J. M. [Jan Maureen]; Coates, K. A. (1999). Redescriptions of Grania americana, G. bermudensis and descriptions of two new species of Grania (Annelida : Clitellata : Enchytraeidae) from Bermuda. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 112(3), 598-623., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34590247 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Etymology The species is named in allusion to the unique shape of the spermathecal duct; laxartus from the latin laxus meaning wide...  
Etymology The species is named in allusion to the unique shape of the spermathecal duct; laxartus from the latin laxus meaning wide or broad, combined with artus meaning joints. Earlier in her 1998 thesis Locke had used the name G. 'laxarta' 38 times, which would be the correct spelling for gender agreement (Grania is feminine). However, here the authors use the spelling 'laxartus' and state it is a noun in apposition. Therefore it is invariant, and independent of genus gender. [details]
WoRMS (2019). Grania laxartus Locke & Coates, 1999. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1069633 on 2019-06-19
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original description Locke, J. M. [Jan Maureen]; Coates, K. A. (1999). Redescriptions of Grania americana, G. bermudensis and descriptions of two new species of Grania (Annelida : Clitellata : Enchytraeidae) from Bermuda. <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 112(3), 598-623., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34590247 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Grania laxarta Locke & Coates In Locke 1998) Locke, Jan Maureen. (1998). Systematics and biology of Grania (Annelida: Clitellata: Enchytraeidae) of the Bermuda Islands. <em>[M.Sc. Thesis, University of Toronto].</em> 177 pp., available online at https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/12730/1/MQ45419.pdf
note: unavailable name in thesis reproduction of submitted MS [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Reynolds, J. W.; Wetzel, M. J. (2018). Nomenclatura Oligochaetologica – A catalogue of names, descriptions and type specimens. Editio Secunda. , available online at http://wwx.inhs.illinois.edu/people/mjwetzel/nomenoligo
note: listing [details]   

status source Schmelz, Rüdiger M.; Collado, Rut. (2012). An updated checklist of currently accepted species of Enchytraeidae (Oligochaeta). <em>Landbauforschung. VTI Agriculture and forestry research. Special Issue.</em> 357: 67–87., available online at https://www.thuenen.de/media/publikationen/landbauforschung-sonderhefte/lbf_sh357.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Etymology The species is named in allusion to the unique shape of the spermathecal duct; laxartus from the latin laxus meaning wide or broad, combined with artus meaning joints. Earlier in her 1998 thesis Locke had used the name G. 'laxarta' 38 times, which would be the correct spelling for gender agreement (Grania is feminine). However, here the authors use the spelling 'laxartus' and state it is a noun in apposition. Therefore it is invariant, and independent of genus gender. [details]

Grammatical gender noun in apposition [details]