Muir, A I and Chambers, Susan (2008) 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). pp. 12-16. ISSN 0007-5167

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The purpose of this application, under Article 81.1 of the Code, is to conserve the current usage of the widely used name Malmgrenia McIntosh, 1874 (a polynoid worm genus from the northern North Atlantic) by designation of Malmgrenia andreapolis McIntosh, 1874 as the type species of Malmgrenia. The type species of Malmgrenia is at present Malmgrenia whiteavesii McIntosh, 1874, which is virtually a nomen nudum. The type material of Malmgrenia whiteavesii McIntosh, 1874 has been lost and no other specimens referable to this species have been recorded. It is proposed that Malmgrenia andreapolis McIntosh, 1874 be designated as the type species of Malmgrenia to maintain the current usage of this generic name.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malmgrenia, Malmgrenia andreapolis, Malmgrenia whiteavesii, Malmgreniella, Nomenclature, northern North Atlantic, Polychaeta, POLYNOIDAE, scale worm, taxonomy
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QL Zoology
Theme: Understanding the natural world
Department: Natural Sciences
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Depositing User: Ruth Churchman
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2011 11:42
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2014 15:29

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