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Polychaeta name details

Venusia Johnston, 1865

326070  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:326070)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Johnston, G. (1865). A catalogue of the British non-parasitical worms in the collection of the British Museum. <em>[book].</em> 1-365. British Museum. London. [See also separate entry for Baird supplement]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/12291
page(s): 241 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Etymology Not stated, uncertain. Venusia might refer to the fact that the type species was described as having preference to build...  
Etymology Not stated, uncertain. Venusia might refer to the fact that the type species was described as having preference to build its tube inside old shells of Venus islandica: "The tube is adherent throughout, generally constructed on old bivalve shells; and the inside of a valve of Venus islandica is an especial favourite locality" (Johnston, 1865: 241). Venusia was also the Latin name of the town of Venosa, on the borders of Apulia and Lucania, and the birthplace of the poet Horace.  [details]

Homonymy Venusia Johnston, 1865 (Annelida) is a junior primary homonym of Venusia Curtis, 1839 [Lepidoptera; Brit. Entom., 16 (190),...  
Homonymy Venusia Johnston, 1865 (Annelida) is a junior primary homonym of Venusia Curtis, 1839 [Lepidoptera; Brit. Entom., 16 (190), no. 759)]. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Venusia Johnston, 1865. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=326070 on 2019-06-20
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2008-03-14 12:50:56Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description Johnston, G. (1865). A catalogue of the British non-parasitical worms in the collection of the British Museum. <em>[book].</em> 1-365. British Museum. London. [See also separate entry for Baird supplement]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/12291
page(s): 241 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy Malmgren, A. J. (1866). Nordiska Hafs-Annulater. <em>Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm.</em> 22(5): 355-410., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32339631
page(s): 386-388; note: with Thelepus [details]   

source of synonymy Tauber, P. (1879). Annulata Danica. En Kritisk Revision af de i Danmark Fundne Annulata Chaetognatha, Gephyrea, Balanoglossi, Discophoreae, Oligochaeta, Gymnocopa og Polychaeta. <em>Reitzel. K benhavn.</em> 1-143. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 133; note: wiith Terebella [details]  OpenAccess publication 

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): 531 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Diagnosis Original diagnosis by Johnston (1865: 241): "Body vermiform, with setigerous and uncinated feet to all the segments : head disciform, with an everted cartilaginous border produced on each side of the mouth into a tentacular lobe : mouth inferior, over-vaulted with a cartilaginous concave hood : sternal band continuous down the abdominal surface, and coequal in segmentation : branchiae tufted, one pair : bristles and uncini as in Terebella.—Tube adherent throughout, horizontal." [details]

Etymology Not stated, uncertain. Venusia might refer to the fact that the type species was described as having preference to build its tube inside old shells of Venus islandica: "The tube is adherent throughout, generally constructed on old bivalve shells; and the inside of a valve of Venus islandica is an especial favourite locality" (Johnston, 1865: 241). Venusia was also the Latin name of the town of Venosa, on the borders of Apulia and Lucania, and the birthplace of the poet Horace.  [details]

Homonymy Venusia Johnston, 1865 (Annelida) is a junior primary homonym of Venusia Curtis, 1839 [Lepidoptera; Brit. Entom., 16 (190), no. 759)]. [details]