Hydrozoa name details

Corynetes Haeckel, 1879

267341  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:267341)

nomen dubium (unrecognisable)
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Haeckel, E. (1879). Das System der Medusen. Erster Teil einer Monographie der Medusen. <em>Denkschriften der Medicinisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft zu Jena.</em> 1: XX+1-360, 320 plates., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32605578
page(s): 48 [details]   
Schuchert, P. (2018). World Hydrozoa Database. Corynetes Haeckel, 1879. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/Hydrozoa/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=267341 on 2020-04-04
Date
action
by
2008-01-14 11:18:07Z
created
2009-05-13 06:57:10Z
changed
2013-09-12 11:28:52Z
changed
2017-05-17 11:55:17Z
changed

original description Haeckel, E. (1879). Das System der Medusen. Erster Teil einer Monographie der Medusen. <em>Denkschriften der Medicinisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft zu Jena.</em> 1: XX+1-360, 320 plates., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32605578
page(s): 48 [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   
From editor or global species database
Validity 
Petersen (1990) assigned Linvillea Mayer, 1910b, a replacement name for Corynitis McCrady, 1859 (an invalid junior homonym of Corynitis Geyer, 1832 [Lepidoptera] and Corynitis Menge, 1854 [Araneae]), to the synonymy of Sphaerocoryne Pictet, 1893. A problem arises from that proposed synonymy because the widely overlooked Corynetes Haeckel, 1879, an unjustified emendation of Corynitis McCrady, 1859 but nevertheless an available name [ICZN Art. 33.2] and with the same type species (ICZN Art. 67.8), is a senior objective synonym of Linvillea and a name with priority over Sphaerocoryne when the two are considered congeneric. Reversal of Precedence (ICZN Art. 23.9) cannot be applied to conserve Sphaerocoryne in this case because Corynetes has been used as a valid name at least once since 1899 (e.g. by Hartlaub 1913:242). An earlier usage of the name Corynetes exists for a coleopteran by Paykull (1798), but that name has been entered in the Official Index of Rejected and Invalid Generic Names in Zoology (ICZN Opinion 604). In being no longer available, Corynetes Paykull, 1798 does not invalidate Corynetes Haeckel, 1879 (Calder, 2010).

Corynetes thus threatens to replace the much better known Sphaerocoryne.
Haeckel (1879) included two species in this genus, C. agassizii and C. arcuata Haeckel, 1879 and no type species has been selected so far. By choosing C. arcuata, a species considered unrecognizable, the genus Corynetes becomes likewise undefined and can be set aside as doubtful.
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