WoRMS name details

Penicillus Guettard, 1770

877687  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:877687)

nomen dubium (uncertain availability, probable nomen oblitum as homonym)
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Guettard J.E. (1770). Mémoires sur différentes parties des Sciences et Arts [qui referme] ... Deuxième Mémoire, qui renferme la concordance des auteurs qui ont parlé des tuyaux marins fossiles, auxquels on a comparé ceux qui se pêchent actuellement dans la mer. Classe des Tuyaux Marins. Troisième Mémoire. Sur les erreurs où l'on a été au sujet des tuyaux marins. <em>Paris, Prault.</em> 3(544): 71., available online at http://www-gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/cgi-bin/digbib.cgi?PPN483932760
page(s): vol.3 p.59 [details]   
Homonymy Guettard's (1770) usage is a possible senior homonym to Penicillus Bruguière 1789 in Mollusca. Unlikely to have been used...  
Homonymy Guettard's (1770) usage is a possible senior homonym to Penicillus Bruguière 1789 in Mollusca. Unlikely to have been used as valid after 1899, thus a nomen oblitum? (further clarification pending). Appears to derive from pre-Linnaean Penicillus Rondelet (q.v) [details]

Nomenclature Guettard (1770:59) describes genus Penicillus based on two prior workers - Mazeas (probably the senior Maseas = L'abbé...  
Nomenclature Guettard (1770:59) describes genus Penicillus based on two prior workers - Mazeas (probably the senior Maseas = L'abbé Guillaume Mazéas (1720-1775) ) and Ellis. Ellis's work is pre-Linnaean, and probably Mazeas's is also (source untraced but Guettard refers to "Mém. des Sçavants Etrang.". Guettard then defines three categories of "Pinceau" (tube), and assigns prior usages to them. He largely doesn't use binominals, but includes Penicillus marinus but does not attribute it to Rondelet. It is debatable if Guettard's work here is consistent with article 11.4 (usage of binominals), or constitutes an available use of 'Penicillus' as a genus name. However, Neave lists the name in Nomenclator Zoologicus, and Sherborn attributes several genera, including Penicillus, to Guettard. Some of these are used as available names in WoRMS. No Guettard names appear to be listed in the ICZN Official Lists and Indexes of Zoological Names. [G Read, May 2016] [details]

Taxonomy Knight-Jones & Perkins (1997) do not mention Guettard's usage of 'Penicillus' in their revision of Sabella, but it is...  
Taxonomy Knight-Jones & Perkins (1997) do not mention Guettard's usage of 'Penicillus' in their revision of Sabella, but it is evident Guettards' 'Penicillus' is Sabella. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2020). World Polychaeta database. Penicillus Guettard, 1770. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=877687 on 2020-11-23
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original description Guettard J.E. (1770). Mémoires sur différentes parties des Sciences et Arts [qui referme] ... Deuxième Mémoire, qui renferme la concordance des auteurs qui ont parlé des tuyaux marins fossiles, auxquels on a comparé ceux qui se pêchent actuellement dans la mer. Classe des Tuyaux Marins. Troisième Mémoire. Sur les erreurs où l'on a été au sujet des tuyaux marins. <em>Paris, Prault.</em> 3(544): 71., available online at http://www-gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/cgi-bin/digbib.cgi?PPN483932760
page(s): vol.3 p.59 [details]   

additional source Neave, Sheffield Airey. (1939-1996). Nomenclator Zoologicus vol. 1-10 Online. [developed by uBio, hosted online at MBLWHOI Library]., available online at http://ubio.org/NomenclatorZoologicus/
page(s): 649 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Homonymy Guettard's (1770) usage is a possible senior homonym to Penicillus Bruguière 1789 in Mollusca. Unlikely to have been used as valid after 1899, thus a nomen oblitum? (further clarification pending). Appears to derive from pre-Linnaean Penicillus Rondelet (q.v) [details]

Nomenclature Guettard (1770:59) describes genus Penicillus based on two prior workers - Mazeas (probably the senior Maseas = L'abbé Guillaume Mazéas (1720-1775) ) and Ellis. Ellis's work is pre-Linnaean, and probably Mazeas's is also (source untraced but Guettard refers to "Mém. des Sçavants Etrang.". Guettard then defines three categories of "Pinceau" (tube), and assigns prior usages to them. He largely doesn't use binominals, but includes Penicillus marinus but does not attribute it to Rondelet. It is debatable if Guettard's work here is consistent with article 11.4 (usage of binominals), or constitutes an available use of 'Penicillus' as a genus name. However, Neave lists the name in Nomenclator Zoologicus, and Sherborn attributes several genera, including Penicillus, to Guettard. Some of these are used as available names in WoRMS. No Guettard names appear to be listed in the ICZN Official Lists and Indexes of Zoological Names. [G Read, May 2016] [details]

Taxonomy Knight-Jones & Perkins (1997) do not mention Guettard's usage of 'Penicillus' in their revision of Sabella, but it is evident Guettards' 'Penicillus' is Sabella. [details]