WoRMS name details

Paractius mirabilis [auct.]

330269  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:330269)

 unaccepted > nomen nudum (incorrectly attributed to Saint-Joseph, 1888)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Not documented
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2023). World Polychaeta Database. Paractius mirabilis [auct.]. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=330269 on 2023-02-03
2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
2014-12-15 02:07:49Z

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basis of record Solís-Weiss, Vivianne; Bertrand, Yann; Helléouet, Marie-Nöelle; Pleijel, Fredrik. (2004). Types of polychaetous annelids at the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris. <em>Zoosystema.</em> 26(3): 377-384, appendix S1-S21., available online at http://sciencepress.mnhn.fr/en/periodiques/zoosystema/26/3/les-types-d-annelides-polychetes-du-museum-national-d-histoire-naturelle-paris
page(s): S3 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
From editor or global species database
Validity A mystery name. Nomen nudum? The provenance of the name string "Paractius mirabilis Saint-Joseph, 1888" is unknown. One possible explanation is a label transcription error of "mirabilis" for Saint-Joseph's "mutabilis". A 'mirabilis' taxon is not in Saint-Joseph (1888:240-249) who described only Paractius mutabilis. It is not in Hartman's (1959, 1965) catalogue. No subsequent literature occurrence regarding this name has yet been found. However the name is recorded at NMHN Paris, both in the online catalogue and published in the checklist of Polychaeta types by Solis-Weiss et al. (2004). Paractius mutabilis is also listed (catalogue number #921-923).
A reference for the NMHN catalogue instance is:
Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris (France)
Collection : Annelids, Polychaetes and Sipuncula (IA)
Specimen MNHN-IA- TYPE1108

[G. Read, December 2014]

From other sources
Specimen Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, POLY TYPE 1101-1111 [details]