Sphaerocystis Fraser, 1943a

Calder, Dale R. & Choong, Henry H. C., 2018, Names of hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) established by Charles McLean Fraser (1872 - 1946), excluding those from Allan Hancock Expeditions, Zootaxa 4487 (1), pp. 1-83: 53

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4487.1.1

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scientific name

Sphaerocystis Fraser, 1943a
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Genus Sphaerocystis Fraser, 1943a 

Dentitheca Stechow, 1920: 41  .

Sphaerocystis Fraser, 1943a: 85  [invalid junior homonym of Sphaerocystis Léger, 1892  (Protozoa)].

Type species. Sphaerocystis heteronema Fraser, 1943a  , by monotypy.

Current status. Invalid.

Remarks. As noted earlier ( Calder 1997: 8), Sphaerocystis Fraser, 1943a  is an invalid junior homonym of Sphaerocystis Léger, 1892  (Protozoa). It is also a junior subjective synonym of Dentitheca Stechow, 1920  , with its type species ( Sphaerocystis heteronema Fraser, 1943a  ) being regarded as identical with Dentitheca dendritica ( Nutting, 1900)  (see Calder 1997, 2013; Galea 2010).

A replacement name for the junior homonym Sphaerocystis Fraser, 1943a  is unnecessary because an available valid subjective synonym ( Dentitheca Stechow, 1920  ) exists for it (ICZN Art. 60). Nevertheless, the validity of Dentitheca  has been challenged in some works (e.g., Ansín Agís et al. 2014), considered therein as a synonym of Plumularia Lamarck, 1816  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Leptothecata

Family

Plumulariidae

Loc

Sphaerocystis Fraser, 1943a

Calder, Dale R. & Choong, Henry H. C. 2018

2018
Loc

Dentitheca

Stechow, 1920 : 41

Loc

Sphaerocystis

Fraser, 1943a : 85