Just a heads up if you are writing something on Spinther, and relying on what is in some textbooks & monographs regarding common wisdom on the origin of the name Spinther wireni.
We have worked out what the statuses are, and we are not the first to do so. Spinther vegae Augener, 1928 is valid. It is the (mostly overlooked) name Augener suggested for Spinther arcticus (Sars) sensu Wirén. Wirén did not create a homonym to Sars species, he simply misidentified his specimen as it, and Spinther wireni Hartman, 1948 is a superfluous replacement name for the non-existent homonym and should not be used.
Yamamoto & Imajima (1985) had sunk S. wireni long ago in favour of S. vegae. In more recent times Parapar et al (2012, Fauna Iberica v36) also use S. vegae as valid.
Here is the WoRMS record for Spinther wireni now where the further details can be seen:
I have only the hard copy of Augener, 1928 in Fauna Arctica and cannot make a pdf for anyone due to technical difficulties with handling its large format.
From: annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu [mailto:annelida-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Geoff Read
Sent: Sunday, 14 January 2018 2:39 p.m.
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Subject: Re: [Annelida] Augener 1928
Spinther vegae Augener was in WoRMS, but quarantined (hidden) for reasons unknown (beyond being unauthenticated). Is now visible :-). Is not in Hartman catalogue. I have the hard copy of Augener at work and will check it tomorrow. Gagaev may be the source of the synonymy, although he refers to Jirkov 2001: 243 entry on S citrinus.
On Sun, January 14, 2018 12:56 pm, Leslie Harris wrote:
> Hi -- Does anyone have Augener's 1928 paper Die Polychaeten von
> Spitzbergen. Fauna Arctica, Jena 5: 647-834? I am trying to track down
> Spinther vegae Augener 1928 which is not in WoRMS. It is cited as a
> junior synonym of S. citrinus (Stimpson 1854) in S.Y. Gagaev 2009
> Fauna of polychaetes (Polychaeta) of the Chukchi Sea and Bering Strait
> and their biogeographical structure, chapter 5 in Ecosystems and
> Biological Resources of the Chukchi Sea and adjacent area (in
> Russian). A pdf of the pages on Spinther vegae would be good; a pdf
> of the whole book if anyone has it would be fantastic as the museum does not have it.
>>> Many thanks, Leslie
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