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[Annelida] Branchiosyllis noviseta Russell

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by Geoffrey.Read from niwa.co.nz)
Fri Nov 15 22:22:49 EST 2013

A minor update.  The Canadian SeaLifeBase site wasn't dreaming it. They got the mention from another earlier checklist, not from the source they show on the page.  One checklist copying without verifying an unavailable name from another regional checklist is not unusual.  It's the norm for secondary online aggregators which simply lift content from other secondary compilations, spelling mistakes and all.  As a primary name aggregator WoRMS aims to check original sources, but is not innocent of this failing, a legacy from past less rigorous practices.


-----Original Message-----
From: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [mailto:annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Geoff Read
Sent: Saturday, 16 November 2013 9:48 a.m.
To: Jeffrey Alejandro Sibaja-Cordero; Annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: RE: [Annelida] Branchiosyllis noviseta Russell

Hello Jeffrey,

Dubious as a valid name. ION doesn't have the name.
David Edward Russell 1987 is an unpublished thesis, and 1991 is only an abstract from the Copehagen IPC (not in front of me at the moment). So if only in those, I suggest this is an unavailable as unpublished name.
There is a web link: http://www.sealifebase.fisheries.ubc.ca/summary/Branchiosyllis-noviseta.html
but the citation there used to support the existence of the name (a tropical Pacific species list from Sergio) does NOT appear to contain the species name and Russell is not in the bibliography.

The 1987 thesis would appear to be the best place to go to see what entity was intended to be named.


From: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] on behalf of Jeffrey Alejandro Sibaja-Cordero [jeffro.alejandro from gmail.com]
Sent: 16 November 2013 06:46
To: Annelida from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: [Annelida] Branchiosyllis noviseta Russell

Dear folks
I need a description of the species Branchiosyllis noviseta or the correct
The species is not  in the WORMS web page, but in several papers, the
species was mentioned as described by Russell 1987 or Russell 1991.

Dr. Jeffrey Alejandro Sibaja Cordero
Prof. Escuela de Biología, Universidad de Costa Rica
Investigador CIMAR & Museo Zoología UCR

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