WoRMS taxon details

Quasimodia J.L. Barnard, 1969

1378204  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1378204)

accepted
Genus
Quasimodia womersleyi Sheard, 1936 (type by original designation)
Quasimodia Sheard, 1936 (nomen nudum, without type species fixation; Article 13.3 of the Code)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
feminine
Barnard J.L. (1969c). The families and genera of marine gammaridean Amphipoda. United States National Museum Bulletin, 271, 1-535; 173 figs.
page(s): 412 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Etymology Although Sheard (1936) did not provide an etymology of Quasimodia, J.L. Barnard (1972) mentioned that this genus-group name...  
Etymology Although Sheard (1936) did not provide an etymology of Quasimodia, J.L. Barnard (1972) mentioned that this genus-group name was from Quasimodo—a fictional hunchbacked character in Victor Hugo’s novel, and referred to the dorsal hump on pereonite 1 of the originally included three species. Thus, the generic name is deemed to be derived from the name of Quasimodo. Sheard (1936) did not state the gender of his genus-group name and it is not possible to tell from his original publication (his three included species-group names comprise two patronyms and a noun). As he used the Latin suffix –ia, it is reasonable to assume that the gender of the name Quasimodia should be treated as feminine as well. [details]
Horton, T.; Lowry, J.; De Broyer, C.; Bellan-Santini, D.; Coleman, C.O.; Corbari, L.; Costello, M.J.; Daneliya, M.; Dauvin, J.-C.; Fišer, C.; Gasca, R.; Grabowski, M.; Guerra-García, J.M.; Hendrycks, E.; Hughes, L.; Jaume, D.; Jazdzewski, K.; Kim, Y.-H.; King, R.; Krapp-Schickel, T.; LeCroy, S.; Lörz, A.-N.; Mamos, T.; Senna, A.R.; Serejo, C.; Sket, B.; Souza-Filho, J.F.; Tandberg, A.H.; Thomas, J.D.; Thurston, M.; Vader, W.; Väinölä, R.; Vonk, R.; White, K.; Zeidler, W. (2020). World Amphipoda Database. Quasimodia J.L. Barnard, 1969. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1378204 on 2020-11-23
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original description Barnard J.L. (1969c). The families and genera of marine gammaridean Amphipoda. United States National Museum Bulletin, 271, 1-535; 173 figs.
page(s): 412 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Quasimodia Sheard, 1936) Sheard K. (1936b). Amphipods of the phliantid group in the South Australian Museum, with a suggested division of the family. Records of the South Australian Museum, 5, pp. 456-468;6 figs. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Nakano, T.; Lowry, J. K. (2019). The correct authorship of the amphipod genus-group name <em>Quasimodia</em> (Senticaudata: Hyaloidea: Phliantidae). <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4671(3): 449-450., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4671.3.12 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Etymology Although Sheard (1936) did not provide an etymology of Quasimodia, J.L. Barnard (1972) mentioned that this genus-group name was from Quasimodo—a fictional hunchbacked character in Victor Hugo’s novel, and referred to the dorsal hump on pereonite 1 of the originally included three species. Thus, the generic name is deemed to be derived from the name of Quasimodo. Sheard (1936) did not state the gender of his genus-group name and it is not possible to tell from his original publication (his three included species-group names comprise two patronyms and a noun). As he used the Latin suffix –ia, it is reasonable to assume that the gender of the name Quasimodia should be treated as feminine as well. [details]