WoRMS name details

Mycale (Aegagropila) Gray, 1867

827864  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:827864)

 unaccepted (unjustified spelling correction)
Subgenus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Gray, J.E. (1867). Notes on the Arrangement of Sponges, with the Descriptions of some New Genera. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 1867(2): 492-558, pls XXVII-XXVIII. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Nomenclature Aegogropila or Aegagropila: The genus name Aegogropila erected by Gray (1867) is obviously misspelled. The inspiration for...  
Nomenclature Aegogropila or Aegagropila: The genus name Aegogropila erected by Gray (1867) is obviously misspelled. The inspiration for the genus name came from the species name Halichondria aegagropila Johnston, 1842, mentioned by Gray but misspelled as Halichondria aegogropila. Most authors (e.g. Vosmaer, De Laubenfels, Van Soest, Bergquist & Fromont, etc.) used Gray's name without correction, a few (Topsent, Dendy) used Aegagropila, implicitly assuming Gray's mistake should be corrected. Recent contact with the ICZN, however, established that Gray's mistake cannot be considered 'inadvertent' in the sense of article 32.5 of the Code, and thus should not be corrected. We have to maintain the use of Aegogropila, with Aegagropila as an objective junior synonym.  [details]
Van Soest, R.W.M.; Boury-Esnault, N.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Rützler, K.; de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez, B.; Hajdu, E.; Pisera, A.B.; Manconi, R.; Schönberg, C.; Klautau, M.; Picton, B.; Kelly, M.; Vacelet, J.; Dohrmann, M.; Díaz, M.-C.; Cárdenas, P.; Carballo, J.L.; Ríos, P.; Downey, R. (2019). World Porifera Database. Mycale (Aegagropila) Gray, 1867. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=827864 on 2019-08-26
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original description Gray, J.E. (1867). Notes on the Arrangement of Sponges, with the Descriptions of some New Genera. <em>Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.</em> 1867(2): 492-558, pls XXVII-XXVIII. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Topsent, E. (1924). Révision des Mycales de l'Europe occidentale. <em>Annales de l'Institut océanographique.</em> 1(3): 77-118. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy Dendy, A. (1922). Report on the Sigmatotetraxonida collected by H.M.S.‘Sealark' in the Indian Ocean. <i>In</i>: Reports of the Percy Sladen Trust Expedition to the Indian Ocean in 1905, Vol. 7. <em>Transactions of the Linnean Society of London.</em> 18 (1): 1-164, pls 1-18. [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
From editor or global species database
Nomenclature Aegogropila or Aegagropila: The genus name Aegogropila erected by Gray (1867) is obviously misspelled. The inspiration for the genus name came from the species name Halichondria aegagropila Johnston, 1842, mentioned by Gray but misspelled as Halichondria aegogropila. Most authors (e.g. Vosmaer, De Laubenfels, Van Soest, Bergquist & Fromont, etc.) used Gray's name without correction, a few (Topsent, Dendy) used Aegagropila, implicitly assuming Gray's mistake should be corrected. Recent contact with the ICZN, however, established that Gray's mistake cannot be considered 'inadvertent' in the sense of article 32.5 of the Code, and thus should not be corrected. We have to maintain the use of Aegogropila, with Aegagropila as an objective junior synonym.  [details]