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Polychaeta name details

Amphicteis brevispinis Grube, 1860

336175  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:336175)

 unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Grube, A.E. (1860). Beschreibung neuer oder wenig bekannter Anneliden. Fünfter Beitrag. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin. 26 (1): 71-118, plates III-V., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7153453 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Note Caspian Sea  
From other sources
Type locality Caspian Sea [details]
Etymology the combination 'brevispinis' means short thorns (plural), as spinis is thorns (not thorn) in historic Latin usages (an...  
Etymology the combination 'brevispinis' means short thorns (plural), as spinis is thorns (not thorn) in historic Latin usages (an ablative plural according to Stearn), thus the species name cannot properly be corrected to singular 'brevispina' as in some authors usages as that would change the meaning. Both Amphicteis and Hypania are feminine genera, so there would be no change of ending for the recombination. We must assume that Grube had better understanding of Latin than we do today, and keep his 'spinis' spelling. [details]

Taxonomy Moved to different genus  
Taxonomy Moved to different genus [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2020). World Polychaeta database. Amphicteis brevispinis Grube, 1860. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=336175 on 2020-10-01
Date
action
by
2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2017-08-14 15:32:34Z
changed
2020-06-05 02:34:03Z
changed

original description Grube, A.E. (1860). Beschreibung neuer oder wenig bekannter Anneliden. Fünfter Beitrag. Archiv für Naturgeschichte, Berlin. 26 (1): 71-118, plates III-V., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7153453 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy Annenkova, N. 1928. Über die pontokaspischen Polychaeten 2. Die Gattungen Hypaniola, Parhypania, Fabricia, und Manajunkia. Annuaire du Musee Zoologique de l'Académie des Sciences de l'URSS, 30: 13-20. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Ecology Glasby et al. (2009) includes Amphicteis brevicirris (as Hypania brevicirris) as a non-marine but salt-tolerant species of saline lakes, citing Birula (1897), Annenkova (1929a, 1930), Wesenberg-Lund (1958). [Note: Glasby et al. use an incorrect spelling of Hypania brevispina instead of brevispinis) [details]

Etymology the combination 'brevispinis' means short thorns (plural), as spinis is thorns (not thorn) in historic Latin usages (an ablative plural according to Stearn), thus the species name cannot properly be corrected to singular 'brevispina' as in some authors usages as that would change the meaning. Both Amphicteis and Hypania are feminine genera, so there would be no change of ending for the recombination. We must assume that Grube had better understanding of Latin than we do today, and keep his 'spinis' spelling. [details]

Spelling Comments on an Incorrect original spelling. Amphicteis brevispinis is misspelled as 'brivispinis' in Grube's text but spelled as 'brevispinis' as expected in the figure captions. Subsequent authors ignored the misspelling and used 'brevispinis'. Grube describes the paleal spines as "latius spiniformes, breviter acuminatae, radiantes, protinus versae", thus brevis (= short) was intended as the spelling of the first word of the adjectival species name and the 'brivispinis' is due to a printer's error. Article 32.5.1 for correcting incorrect original spellings applies, and Amphicteis brevispinis is the required original spelling. The Hartman catalogue (p.483) also appears to have noticed the incorrect original spelling, but compounds the error by reporting it as being 'brispinis' [details]

From other sources
Taxonomy Moved to different genus [details]

Type locality Caspian Sea [details]