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[Annelida] [Fwd: Spionidae versus Spiodea]

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by g.read At niwa.co.nz)
Wed Jan 17 22:08:36 EST 2007

Posting on behalf of Vasily Radashevsky.
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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Spionidae versus Spiodea
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 02:56:00 +1000
From: radashevsky <radashevsky At mail.ru>
To: <g.read At niwa.co.nz>

     Dear Geoff,
     Would you please put in Annelida the following message?

             Dear all,

             I wonder why do we use the name Spionidae (introduced by 
Sars, 1861) in combination with Grube, 1850 (who actually introduced the 
name Spiodea)? Spiodea Grube, 1850 and Spionidae Sars, 1861 were equally 
used until about 1915 (McIntosh 1915 cited them both without priority). 
The latter name and the author were in use until 1959, when Olga Hartman 
(in the Catalog of the Polychaeta) created a combination Spionidae 
Grube, 1850 that is used till now.

             The problem is that Spiodea was established by Grube, 1850 
on the generic name Spio Fabricius, 1785; whereas Spionidae was based by 
Sars, 1861 on Spione Orsted, 1844. The type (and the only) species of 
Spione, S. trioculata, was marked by Hartman (1959: 391) as 
indeterminable and the genus itself was doubtfully placed within Spionidae.

             The question is What is the nominal genus for Spionidae and
whether we use correct combination of the name and the author?
             I'm curious for solution (which might be very simple)!

             Vasily Radashevsky

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