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Polychaeta name details

Nicomedes Kinberg, 1865

324863  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324863)

nomen dubium (indeterminable)
Genus

Species Nicomedes difficilis Kinberg, 1865 (nomen dubium, indeterminable)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Kinberg, J.G.H. (1865). Annulata nova. [Continuatio.]. <em>Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm.</em> 22(2): 167-179., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32339443
page(s): 179 [details]   
Etymology Not stated by the author, probably derived from the Ancient Greek history, as usual in Kinberg. Nicomedes is a Ancient...  
Etymology Not stated by the author, probably derived from the Ancient Greek history, as usual in Kinberg. Nicomedes is a Ancient Greek male name, and there are several historical Greek characters recorded to have it, among which four kings of Bithynia, Asia Minor (Nicomedes I, Nicomedes II Epiphanes, Nicomedes III Euergetes, and Nicomedes IV Philopator), a geometrician, an historian, or a Spartan general. Information about these and other historical characters named Nicomedes can be found, for instance, in William Smith's 1849 "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology". "Nicomède" was also the title of a tragedy by the French dramatist Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), first published in 1651 and with a Swedish edition in 1785, with Nicomedes II being the main character of the plot. All things considered, the genus was most likely named after the King of Bithynia Nicomedes II Epiphanes. [details]

Status From Hartman (1948: 57): "The single specimen is poorly preserved. The anterior end and proboscis are missing. Setae are...  
Status From Hartman (1948: 57): "The single specimen is poorly preserved. The anterior end and proboscis are missing. Setae are those of an epitokous, or pelagic individual. Dorsal cirri are lost and the orientation of parapodial parts cannot be discerned. In view of these uncertainties, it seems desirable to regard both genus and species as indeterminable." [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Nicomedes Kinberg, 1865. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324863 on 2019-11-19
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original description Kinberg, J.G.H. (1865). Annulata nova. [Continuatio.]. <em>Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm.</em> 22(2): 167-179., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32339443
page(s): 179 [details]   

source of synonymy Heinen, Adolf. (1911). Die Nephthydeen und Lycorideen der Nord- und Ostsee, einschliesslich der verbindenden Meeresteile. <em>Wissenschaftliche Meeresuntersuchungen (Abteilung Kiel), Neue Folge.</em> 13: 1-87, plate I, 5 maps., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15510040
page(s): 38; note: with Leptonereis Kinberg, 1865 [details]   

source of synonymy Claparède, Édouard. (1870). Les Annélides Chétopodes du Golfe de Naples. Supplément. <em>Mémoires de la Société de physique et d'histoire naturelle de Genève.</em> 20(2): 365-542 [separate pagination at page top, continuous pagination at bottom]., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2094031
page(s): 454; note: with subgenus Nereis (Leptonereis) Kinberg, 1865 [details]   

status source Hartman, Olga. (1948). The marine annelids erected by Kinberg. With some notes on some other types in the Swedish State Museum. <em>Arkiv för Zoologi.</em> 42(1): 1-137, & plates 1-18.
page(s): 57; note: considered to be indeterminable [details]   

status source Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. <em>Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper.</em> 23: 1-628.
page(s): 273; note: considered as indeterminable [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Diagnosis Original diagnosis by Kinberg (1865: 179): "Papillae pharyngis desideratae; mutationes pedum triplices; branchiae superiores triangulares, breves, aliae elongatae, aliaeque foliaceae; setae scalpratae et verutae elongatae et breves.[details]

Etymology Not stated by the author, probably derived from the Ancient Greek history, as usual in Kinberg. Nicomedes is a Ancient Greek male name, and there are several historical Greek characters recorded to have it, among which four kings of Bithynia, Asia Minor (Nicomedes I, Nicomedes II Epiphanes, Nicomedes III Euergetes, and Nicomedes IV Philopator), a geometrician, an historian, or a Spartan general. Information about these and other historical characters named Nicomedes can be found, for instance, in William Smith's 1849 "Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology". "Nicomède" was also the title of a tragedy by the French dramatist Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), first published in 1651 and with a Swedish edition in 1785, with Nicomedes II being the main character of the plot. All things considered, the genus was most likely named after the King of Bithynia Nicomedes II Epiphanes. [details]

Status From Hartman (1948: 57): "The single specimen is poorly preserved. The anterior end and proboscis are missing. Setae are those of an epitokous, or pelagic individual. Dorsal cirri are lost and the orientation of parapodial parts cannot be discerned. In view of these uncertainties, it seems desirable to regard both genus and species as indeterminable." [details]