WoRMS name details

Melinnides Wesenberg-Lund, 1950

325898  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325898)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Wesenberg-Lund, Elise. (1950). Polychaeta. <em>Danish Ingolf-Expedition.</em> 4(14): 1-92, plates I-X., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/16847382
page(s): 49, plate 9, figure 13; note: 1 specimen, in very poor condition! [details]   
Taxonomy Although Day (1964) placed Melinnides as a synonym of Melinnopsis, Jirkov (2018) treats it as valid because "1. Melinnides...  
Taxonomy Although Day (1964) placed Melinnides as a synonym of Melinnopsis, Jirkov (2018) treats it as valid because "1. Melinnides differs from Melinna Malmgren, 1866 by (1) absence of dorsal hooks, (2) neuropodia not divided into tori and pinnules and (3) prostomium not divided into three lobes. 2. Melinnides differs from Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885 by (1) presence of a dorsal crest, (2) neuropodia not divided into tori and pinnules and (3) prostomium without nuchal organs. "
Jirkov (2018: 350) comments that he (Jirkov) "disagree with Read & Fauchald (2018d [WoRMS]), who listed these genera as synonyms." This comment misunderstands the function of WoRMS, which is to present the current status of names based on the taxonomic literature, not to decide statuses by arbitrary editor decisions. In this case the status was that Day (1964) had synonymized Melinnides to be junior to Melinnopsis [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Melinnides Wesenberg-Lund, 1950. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325898 on 2021-07-23
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2008-03-14 12:50:56Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2013-05-10 14:07:10Z
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2013-06-02 22:33:48Z
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original description Wesenberg-Lund, Elise. (1950). Polychaeta. <em>Danish Ingolf-Expedition.</em> 4(14): 1-92, plates I-X., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/16847382
page(s): 49, plate 9, figure 13; note: 1 specimen, in very poor condition! [details]   

source of synonymy Day, John H. (1964). A review of the family Ampharetidae (Polychaeta. <em>Annals of the South African Museum.</em> 48(4): 97-120., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/40722718
page(s): 107; note: synonymized to Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source Jirkov, Igor A. (2018). Redescription of Ampharetidae (Polychaeta) described by Nikita V. Kucheruk with the description of a new Amphicteis species from the North Pacific. <em>Invertebrate Zoology.</em> 15(1): 348-365., available online at https://kmkjournals.com/journals/Inv_Zool/IZ_Index_Volumes/IZ_15/IZ_15_4_348_365
page(s): 350; note: Melinnides is treated as a valid genus [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
From editor or global species database
Editor's comment Wesenberg-Lund (1950) states that the single specimen on which the genus was based was "“in a very poor state of preservation. […] A detailed description cannot therefore be given” This did not deter her from erecting a new genus and species, thus requiring several taxonomists subsequently to decide whether the genus was a synonym of one already described or not. [details]

Taxonomy Although Day (1964) placed Melinnides as a synonym of Melinnopsis, Jirkov (2018) treats it as valid because "1. Melinnides differs from Melinna Malmgren, 1866 by (1) absence of dorsal hooks, (2) neuropodia not divided into tori and pinnules and (3) prostomium not divided into three lobes. 2. Melinnides differs from Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885 by (1) presence of a dorsal crest, (2) neuropodia not divided into tori and pinnules and (3) prostomium without nuchal organs. "
Jirkov (2018: 350) comments that he (Jirkov) "disagree with Read & Fauchald (2018d [WoRMS]), who listed these genera as synonyms." This comment misunderstands the function of WoRMS, which is to present the current status of names based on the taxonomic literature, not to decide statuses by arbitrary editor decisions. In this case the status was that Day (1964) had synonymized Melinnides to be junior to Melinnopsis [details]