WoRMS name details

Mus [informal 1748-56, NOT Mus sensu Linnaeus, 1758]

325914  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325914)

 unaccepted (pre-Linnaean usages in Latin of 'Mus marinus' for sea mouse (Aphrodita))

Species Mus marinus [Linnaeus, informal 1746-1756] accepted as Aphrodita aculeata Linnaeus, 1758 (unavailable pre-Linnaean name, subjective synonym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Mus [informal 1748-56, NOT Mus sensu Linnaeus, 1758]. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325914 on 2021-08-04
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basis of record Linnaeus, C. & L.T. Gronovius. (1756). Systema naturae; sistens regna tria naturae in classes et ordines, genera et species redacta, tabulisque aeneis illustrata. Accedunt vocabula gallica. Editio multo auctior & emendatior. Lugduni Batavorum, Apud T. Haak., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.7374
page(s): 79; note: includes "Mus marinus Fn. 1284. M. princ. 64" under Aphrodita [details]   

additional 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): 58; note: Alphabetical inclusion of "Mus marinus" in Aphroditidae, referred to Aphrodita aculeata [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source McIntosh, W.C. 1900. A monograph of British Annelids. vol.1. pt.2. Polychaeta Amphinomidae to Sigalionidae. Ray Society of London, 1(l2): 215-442., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/38577949
page(s): 247; note: Includes "Mus marinus" as a usage by Linnaeus, 1756. [details]   
From editor or global species database
Editor's comment There are no marine mice and Mus Linnaeus, 1758 is strictly a mammal genus. This odd usage of 1756 (also earlier in Linnaean works of 1746 and 1748) exists, as Mus marinus included under Aphrodita by Linnaeus. It is apparently based on the fishermen's slang name for aphroditids as sea mice in Scandinavia (see Rouse & Pleijel 2001), but it predates the commencement of Linnaean nomenclature in 1758 as delimited in the zoological code. By 1758 Linnaeus had included Aphrodita squamata and A. aculeata under genus Aphrodita, and there is no more mention of marine mice. Linnaeus probably always meant it as just a common name (although in Latin). [details]
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