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Orbinia Quatrefages, 1866

129420  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129420)

accepted
Genus
Aricia Savigny, 1822 (replaced junior homonym)
Orbinia (Orbinia) Quatrefages, 1866 (superseded as nominal subgenus)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
feminine
Quatrefages, Armand de. (1866 [imprint date 1865]). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. Volume 2.. Première partie. 1-336. Deuxième Partie. 337-794. Explication des planches p.1-24. planches 1-20. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=M_xNAAAAcAAJ
page(s): 288 [details]   
Note Hartman (1957: 256) states O. cuvieri as...  
From editor or global species database
Type species Hartman (1957: 256) states O. cuvieri as Aricia sertulata was the first species attributed to Aricia Savigny, and that thus "the genotype of Orbinia can be only O. cuvieri". This is not correct. Aricia sertulata is for all time the type species of Orbinia by monotypy (Quatrefages placed only Aricia sertulata in his new genus Orbinia), regardless if a later worker synonymises it (here A. sertulata is in any case the senior name). Synonymy is subjective and can change, type species are permanently decided by circumstances.
It appears Quatrefages did not know Aricia was a junior homonym as he (quite wrongly) continued Aricia for other species. Pettibone (1957: 159) comments on the confusion and correctly states Quatrefages by present day practice should have done the opposite - place the other names under Orbinia and left A sertulata, which Savigny (wrongly) stated had small antennae, in Aricia. [details]
Etymology Not stated in the original description. Orbinia is a female personal name from ancient Rome. For example a book on the...  
Etymology Not stated in the original description. Orbinia is a female personal name from ancient Rome. For example a book on the Vestal Virgin priestesses states that "one of the vestal virgins who looked after the eternal fire, Orbinia by name, had lost her virginity ..." Her punishment when this was discovered was to be beaten and buried alive. [from R.L. Wildfang (2006) "Rome's vestal virgins"] . The name cannot be also related to the near contemporary French naturalist Alcide d'Orbigny, owing to the distinct spelling difference. However d'Orbigny coincidentally had collected Savigny's museum specimen of Aricia sertulata, the type species of Orbinia. [details]

description ORBINIINAE with pointed prostomium and first pair of branchiae on setiger 5-9. Posterior thoracic parapodia with several...  
description ORBINIINAE with pointed prostomium and first pair of branchiae on setiger 5-9. Posterior thoracic parapodia with several accessory papillae and numerous ventral papillae; with a combined total of at least five papillae on each segment. Thoracic neurosetae include hooks (or subuluncini) and crenulated capillaries. Furcate and capillary setae present in abdominal notopodia. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Orbinia Quatrefages, 1866. Accessed through: Glover, A.G., Higgs, N., Horton, T. (2018) World Register of Deep-Sea species (WoRDSS) at: http://marinespecies.org/deepsea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129420 on 2018-09-21
Glover, A.G., Higgs, N., Horton, T. (2018). World Register of Deep-Sea species (WoRDSS). Orbinia Quatrefages, 1866. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/deepsea/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129420 on 2018-09-21
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2005-04-08 14:15:32Z
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2006-07-17 10:41:03Z
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2008-03-04 10:31:00Z
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original description  (ofAricia Savigny, 1822) Savigny, Jules-César. (1822). Système des annélides, principalement de celles des côtes de l'Égypte et de la Syrie, offrant les caractères tant distinctifs que naturels des Ordres, Familles et Genres, avec la Description des Espèces. Description de l'Égypte ou Recueil des Observations et des Recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'Expédition de l'Armée Française, publié par les Ordres de sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand, Histoire Naturelle, Paris. 1(3):1–128., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41329897
page(s): 35; note: For new species Aricia sertulata, from la Rochelle [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description Quatrefages, Armand de. (1866 [imprint date 1865]). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. Volume 2.. Première partie. 1-336. Deuxième Partie. 337-794. Explication des planches p.1-24. planches 1-20. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=M_xNAAAAcAAJ
page(s): 288 [details]   

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

additional source Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels. 50: pp. 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Brunel, P.; Bosse, L.; Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

additional source Day, J. H. (1967). [Sedentaria] A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 2. Sedentaria. British Museum (Natural History), London. pp. 459–842., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596  [details]   

identification resource Sun, Yue; Li, Xinzheng. (2018). Orbinia wui, a new species from China, with redescription of O. dicrochaeta Wu, 1962 (Annelida, Orbiniidae). Zootaxa. 4403(2): 351-364., available online at https://biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4403.2.7
note: Key and table of species characters for Orbinia [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
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Diagnosis Original diagnosis by Quatrefages (1866: 288): "Tête portant 5 très-petites antennes et des yeux peu distincts. Le reste comme dans le genre précédent [i.e. Scoloplos]. Caput antennulis minimus 5 et oculis parum distinctis instructum. Caetera uti apud Aricias." [details]

Etymology Not stated in the original description. Orbinia is a female personal name from ancient Rome. For example a book on the Vestal Virgin priestesses states that "one of the vestal virgins who looked after the eternal fire, Orbinia by name, had lost her virginity ..." Her punishment when this was discovered was to be beaten and buried alive. [from R.L. Wildfang (2006) "Rome's vestal virgins"] . The name cannot be also related to the near contemporary French naturalist Alcide d'Orbigny, owing to the distinct spelling difference. However d'Orbigny coincidentally had collected Savigny's museum specimen of Aricia sertulata, the type species of Orbinia. [details]

Grammatical gender Feminine. Orbinia is a female personal name from ancient Rome. Where adjectival species epithets have been used in Orbinia authors have used feminine endings, starting with Quatrefages and Orbinia sertulata. [details]

Type species Hartman (1957: 256) states O. cuvieri as Aricia sertulata was the first species attributed to Aricia Savigny, and that thus "the genotype of Orbinia can be only O. cuvieri". This is not correct. Aricia sertulata is for all time the type species of Orbinia by monotypy (Quatrefages placed only Aricia sertulata in his new genus Orbinia), regardless if a later worker synonymises it (here A. sertulata is in any case the senior name). Synonymy is subjective and can change, type species are permanently decided by circumstances.
It appears Quatrefages did not know Aricia was a junior homonym as he (quite wrongly) continued Aricia for other species. Pettibone (1957: 159) comments on the confusion and correctly states Quatrefages by present day practice should have done the opposite - place the other names under Orbinia and left A sertulata, which Savigny (wrongly) stated had small antennae, in Aricia. [details]

From other sources
description ORBINIINAE with pointed prostomium and first pair of branchiae on setiger 5-9. Posterior thoracic parapodia with several accessory papillae and numerous ventral papillae; with a combined total of at least five papillae on each segment. Thoracic neurosetae include hooks (or subuluncini) and crenulated capillaries. Furcate and capillary setae present in abdominal notopodia. [details]
 



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