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Porifera taxon details

Stelletta thomasi Van Soest & Hooper, 2020

1424277  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1424277)

accepted
Species
Stelletta herdmani robusta Thomas, 1979 · unaccepted (status change and preoccupied)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Van Soest, R. W. M.; Hooper, J. N. A.; Butler, P. J. (2020). Every sponge its own name: removing Porifera homonyms. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4745(1): 1-93., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4745.1.1
page(s): 52 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Nomenclature We cite here Van Soest et al.'s (2020: 50-51) explanation for the nomen novum.
Removal of homonymy between Ancorina...  
Nomenclature We cite here Van Soest et al.'s (2020: 50-51) explanation for the nomen novum.
Removal of homonymy between Ancorina robusta (Carter, 1883), Stelletta radicifera var. robusta Wilson, 1925 and Stelletta herdmani var. robusta Thomas, 1979.
1. Stelletta bacillifera var. robusta Carter, 1883: 351 (type locality Port Elliott and Adelaide, Southeast Australia). Stelletta bacillifera var. robusta Carter, 1883: 352 is accepted as Ancorina robusta, but Cárdenas et al. (2011, supporting figs S001, S002, and S003) demonstrated that using molecular sequence data this falls into a group of Geodia species lacking sterrasters. Cárdenas et al. (2011) have not yet published a formal reassignment of Carter’s species, so we will refrain from reassigning Ancorina robusta to Geodia. For the present cases of homonymy the assignment to genus is not decisive, as the original combination is a senior primary homonym (ICZN Art. 57.2).
2. Stelletta radicifera var. robusta Wilson, 1925: 296 (type locality Romblon, Eastern Philippines). We can see very little support for a separate species robusta Wilson, 1925, as the difference with typical Stelletta radificera Wilson, 1925: 294 is just spicule sizes, the variation of which is not properly known for the species. However, the combination is a junior primary homonym, and thus permanently invalid (ICZN Art. 57.2), requiring a new name.
3. Stelletta herdmani robusta Thomas, 1979: 41 (type locality Inhaca Island, Mozambique). We can see very little support for a separate species robusta Thomas, 1979, as the differences with typical Stelletta herdmani Dendy, 1905: 77 is just that its cortex is thicker. However, the combination is a junior primary homonym, and thus permanently invalid (ICZN Art. 57.2), requiring a new name.
4. Summary: Ancorina robusta (Carter, 1883) is to be maintained as senior primary homonym (ICZN Art. 57.2), with the remark that it may be reassigned to Geodia in the near future. Stelletta radicifera var. robusta Wilson, 1925 is a junior primary homonym, without known synonyms, demanding to be renamed (ICZN Art. 60.1). To remove the homonymy Stelletta wilsoni nom.nov. was proposed (ICZN Art. 60.3), named after Henry Van Peters Wilson. Stelletta herdmani robusta Thomas, 1979 is a junior primary homonym, without known synonyms, demanding to be renamed (ICZN Art. 60.1). To remove the homonymy Stelletta thomasi nom.nov. was proposed (ICZN Art. 60.3), named after P.A. Thomas. [details]
de Voogd, N.J.; Alvarez, B.; Boury-Esnault, N.; Carballo, J.L.; Cárdenas, P.; Díaz, M.-C.; Dohrmann, M.; Downey, R.; Hajdu, E.; Hooper, J.N.A.; Kelly, M.; Klautau, M.; Manconi, R.; Morrow, C.C. Pisera, A.B.; Ríos, P.; Rützler, K.; Schönberg, C.; Vacelet, J.; van Soest, R.W.M. (2021). World Porifera Database. Stelletta thomasi Van Soest & Hooper, 2020. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/porifera/porifera.php?p=taxdetails&id=1424277 on 2022-08-13
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original description Van Soest, R. W. M.; Hooper, J. N. A.; Butler, P. J. (2020). Every sponge its own name: removing Porifera homonyms. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4745(1): 1-93., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4745.1.1
page(s): 52 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Stelletta herdmani robusta Thomas, 1979) Thomas, P.A. (1979). Studies on sponges of the Mozambique channel. I. Sponges of the Inhaca Island. II. Sponges of Mambone and Paradise Islands. <em>Annales du Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren. Sciences zoologiques.</em> 227: 1-73, pls I-III.
page(s): 41-42 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
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From editor or global species database
Nomenclature We cite here Van Soest et al.'s (2020: 50-51) explanation for the nomen novum.
Removal of homonymy between Ancorina robusta (Carter, 1883), Stelletta radicifera var. robusta Wilson, 1925 and Stelletta herdmani var. robusta Thomas, 1979.
1. Stelletta bacillifera var. robusta Carter, 1883: 351 (type locality Port Elliott and Adelaide, Southeast Australia). Stelletta bacillifera var. robusta Carter, 1883: 352 is accepted as Ancorina robusta, but Cárdenas et al. (2011, supporting figs S001, S002, and S003) demonstrated that using molecular sequence data this falls into a group of Geodia species lacking sterrasters. Cárdenas et al. (2011) have not yet published a formal reassignment of Carter’s species, so we will refrain from reassigning Ancorina robusta to Geodia. For the present cases of homonymy the assignment to genus is not decisive, as the original combination is a senior primary homonym (ICZN Art. 57.2).
2. Stelletta radicifera var. robusta Wilson, 1925: 296 (type locality Romblon, Eastern Philippines). We can see very little support for a separate species robusta Wilson, 1925, as the difference with typical Stelletta radificera Wilson, 1925: 294 is just spicule sizes, the variation of which is not properly known for the species. However, the combination is a junior primary homonym, and thus permanently invalid (ICZN Art. 57.2), requiring a new name.
3. Stelletta herdmani robusta Thomas, 1979: 41 (type locality Inhaca Island, Mozambique). We can see very little support for a separate species robusta Thomas, 1979, as the differences with typical Stelletta herdmani Dendy, 1905: 77 is just that its cortex is thicker. However, the combination is a junior primary homonym, and thus permanently invalid (ICZN Art. 57.2), requiring a new name.
4. Summary: Ancorina robusta (Carter, 1883) is to be maintained as senior primary homonym (ICZN Art. 57.2), with the remark that it may be reassigned to Geodia in the near future. Stelletta radicifera var. robusta Wilson, 1925 is a junior primary homonym, without known synonyms, demanding to be renamed (ICZN Art. 60.1). To remove the homonymy Stelletta wilsoni nom.nov. was proposed (ICZN Art. 60.3), named after Henry Van Peters Wilson. Stelletta herdmani robusta Thomas, 1979 is a junior primary homonym, without known synonyms, demanding to be renamed (ICZN Art. 60.1). To remove the homonymy Stelletta thomasi nom.nov. was proposed (ICZN Art. 60.3), named after P.A. Thomas. [details]


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