WoRMS name details

Moyanus Chamberlin, 1919

1447579  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1447579)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Chamberlin, Ralph V. (1919). The Annelida Polychaeta [Albatross Expeditions]. <em>Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College.</em> 48: 1-514., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/memoirsofmuseumo4801harv
page(s): 451; note: for Moyanus explorans from offshore Peru, very deep at 4064 metres (2222 fathoms) [details]   
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Moyanus Chamberlin, 1919. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1447579 on 2021-07-23
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original description Chamberlin, Ralph V. (1919). The Annelida Polychaeta [Albatross Expeditions]. <em>Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College.</em> 48: 1-514., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/memoirsofmuseumo4801harv
page(s): 451; note: for Moyanus explorans from offshore Peru, very deep at 4064 metres (2222 fathoms) [details]   

source of synonymy Hartman, Olga. (1960). Systematic account of some marine invertebrate animals from the deep basins off southern California. <em>Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions.</em> 22(2): 69-216, plates 1-19., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/4682240
page(s): 158; note: Places Moyanus Chamberlin as synonym of Melinnexis Annenkova, 1931. This is clearly impossible due to priority of the former, but it justifies synonymy of Moyanus with Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Synonymy Moyanus has few usages, and Day (1964) regarded it as 'doubtful'. The Hartman (1959) catalogue has Moyanus as valid, but Hartman (1960: 158) later appears to place Moyanus Chamberlin as a synonym of Melinnexis Annenkova, 1931, although she does not do this formally. This is clearly impossible due to priority of the former name, but it may justify synonymy of Moyanus with Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885, to which Melinnexis is a synonym [details]