[Annelida] Ophelia remanei type location
(by Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz)
Wed Feb 22 17:45:55 EST 2012
You are absolutely correct on the true origin of these synonymies. Thank you!
Chassé, C.; Picard, J. 1968. Identification, variabilité et ëcologie d'Ophelia rathkei McIntosh, espèce nouvelle pour les côtes Françaises. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 9: 133-142 Summary: The authors indicate the presence of an annelid polychete (family Opheliidae) long about 1 cm (-1/3 inch), in the sands of Roscoff (Brittany). The amplitude of variations concerning its morphological characters allows us to identify it with Ophelia rathkei McIntosh 1908 as well as with Ophelia remani [sic] Augener 1939 and Ophelia cluthensis McGuire 1935 which are known from the British Isles and from Germany; these polychetes form thus one single species (with 8 to 10 pairs of gills), living in well oxygenized, homometrical fine sands (median from 200 to 300) of neap-tide oscillation zone. Sands with this Ophelia finds intermittend [sic] between Ophelia bicornis (sands in the upper part) and those containing Travesia forbesi and Ophelia neglecta populations (in the lower part).
And "remani" is a misspelling introduced in the English and German summaries of this article (correctly "remanei" elsewhere in the body).
Supported also in this note:
Wolff, W. J. 1969. A New Station of Ophelia rathkei McIntosh in Northern France. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 10: 83-84
Augener's types are in several European museums, but maybe Hamburg would be the place to look in this case?
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charlene [mailto:cdlong from thebuffumgroup.com]
> Sent: Thursday, 23 February 2012 10:46 a.m.
> To: Geoff Read
> Subject: RE: [Annelida] Ophelia remanei type location
> ...I have just joined this group so I may be repeating what you already
> know, but here goes. ...I checked volumes 2 & 3 of the
> www.bibliographyofpolychaeta.org (BoP), and it indicates that Chasse, C.
> (1968, pp. 133-42) made Ophelia remani [is this our typo for remanei?] a
> syn. Of O. rathkei McIntosh. Perhaps Chasse mentioned the location of the
> types. ...I have a dim memory that someone published on the location of
> Augener's types but that didn't seem to make it into the BoP, either because
> my memory fails me, we missed it or because it was published after I was
> accumulating polychaete literature. ...Apparently Kristian (2011) didn't
> mention anything about the location of the type?
> Good luck, Charlene D. Long
> -----Original Message-----
> From: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu
> [mailto:annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Geoff Read
> Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 3:59 PM
> To: D Hall; annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
> Subject: RE: [Annelida] Ophelia remanei
> I have a related question. Hartmann-Schröder (1971 book) apparently newly
> synonymised both O. remanei and O. cluthensis into O. rathkei. These
> synonymy assertions are not implemented in WoRMS. I would guess little or no
> explanation was given in 1971 (I have only the 1996 book at hand). Are
> these synonymies regarded as likely correct, or supported by other works?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [mailto:annelida-
> > bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of D Hall
> > Sent: Thursday, 23 February 2012 6:41 a.m.
> > To: annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
> > Subject: [Annelida] Ophelia remanei
> > Dear all,
> > I'm looking for the location of the type material for Ophelia remanei
> > Augener 1939, can anyone point me in the right direction?
> > Regards,
> > Dave.
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