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[Annelida] RE: On behalf Bastida-Zavala FW: a Symbiosis paper

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz)
Wed Apr 24 03:10:30 EST 2013

Hi Alex,

I'm a little doubtful that the issue is as resolved as described. You have cited only the ICZN application and subsequent decision. In what publication have North Atlantic Malmgreniella, or other Malmgreniella species, "returned to the genus Malmgrenia"? The ICZN Opinion relates only to the changed  type of Malmgrenia, and in the application to ICZN in BZN I could see only your disquiet that Malmgreniella was getting ill-defined.

As far as I know we await a new treatment of Malmgrenia/Malmgreniella. This is necessary subjective taxonomy species by species to assign to genera. Perhaps you or someone else will synonymise Malmgreniella into Malmgrenia, along the way examining all the relevant types, but it hasn't happened yet has it?  As far as I know Malmgreniella variegata  as used by Rolando remains the valid name to use until someone publishes on it .



From: Alexander Muir [mailto:a.muir from nhm.ac.uk]
Sent: Tuesday, 23 April 2013 9:45 p.m.
To: Geoff Read; annelida from net.bio.net
Subject: RE: On behalf Bastida-Zavala FW: a Symbiosis paper

Nice paper! However, this seems like a good place to remind readers that the genus Malmgreniella is now known only for one species from the Antarctic (ICZN, 2009). The North Atlantic species have returned to the genus Malmgrenia (for reasons explained in Muir & Chambers, 2008).

Best wishes,
                        Alex Muir.

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, 2009. Opinion 2233 (Case 3417). Malmgrenia McIntosh, 1874 (Annelida, Polychaeta, Polynoidae): usage conserved. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 66(4): 360-361.

Muir, A.I. & Chambers, S.J., 2008. Case 3417: Malmgrenia McIntosh, 1874 (Annelida: Polychaeta: POLYNOIDAE): proposed conservation of usage by designation of Malmgrenia andreapolis McIntosh, 1874 as the type species. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature. 65(1):12-16.

Mr. A.I. Muir, Nematode and Polychaete Research Group, Aquatic Invertebrates Division, Life Sciences Department, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, LONDON SW7 5BD, UNITED KINGDOM

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 5567     Fax: +44 (0)20 7942 5054

From: Rolando Bastida-Zavala [mailto:rolando from angel.umar.mx]
Sent: Tuesday, 23 April 2013 12:31 p.m.
To: annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu<mailto:annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu>
Cc: Geoff Read
Subject: a Symbiosis paper
Importance: High

Dear colleagues,

My last paper about the relation between Malmgreniella and Ophionereis was published in Symbiosis. The paper is available in the next link:

doi: 10.1007/s13199-013-0239-x

If you have any problems with the link I can send it.

Best regards,

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