Halecium crassicaule Fraser, 1947a

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: 30

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

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scientific name

Halecium crassicaule Fraser, 1947a
status

 

Halecium crassicaule Fraser, 1947a 

Halecium robustum Nutting, 1901a: 182  , pl. 23, figs.3–5 [invalid junior primary homonym of Halecium robustum Verrill, 1873  , and Halecium robustum Pieper, 1884  , and Halecium robustum  Αllman, 1888].

Halecium harrimani Nutting, 1901b: 789  [new replacement name for Halecium robustum Nutting, 1901a  , not Halecium robustum Verrill, 1873  ].

Halecium crassicaule Fraser, 1947a: 273  [new replacement name for Halecium robustum Nutting, 1901a  , not Halecium robustum Verrill, 1873  ].

Syntypes. USNMAbout USNM 71169: USA, Alaska, Harriman Alaska Expedition, Alexander Archipelago, Glacier Bay, Berg Inlet; ethanol.

USNM 70881View Materials: USA, Alaska, Alaska, Alexander Archipelago, Glacier Bay ; ethanol. 

Type locality. USA, Alaska: Glacier Bay, Berg Inlet ( Nutting 1901a). 

Current status. Invalid.

Remarks. Fraser (1944a: 201) recognized that the name Halecium robustum Nutting, 1901a  was preoccupied by several other binomena, including H. robustum Verrill, 1873  . Unaware that Nutting (1901b) had already discovered the homonymy and provided H. harrimani  as a new replacement name for his H. robustum, Fraser (1947a: 273)  proposed H. crassicaule  as a nomen novum for the same taxon. As a junior objective synonym of Nutting’s H. robustum  and H. harrimani  , Fraser’s H. crassicaule  has the same name-bearing types ( ICZN Art. 72.7). The name H. harrimani  is now taken to be the valid name of the species ( Calder 2004; WoRMS).

Two collections of Halecium robustum Nutting, 1901a  (= H. harrimani  ) from Glacier Bay, Alaska, are listed in the online database of the NMNH. Only one of them is listed as syntype material (USNM 71169). The second (USNM 70881), having similar collection data, has not been included as a name-bearing type. It, too, is regarded here as part of the syntype series. No other type material of the species is known to exist. From published records, H. harrimani  is presently known only from the type locality ( Fraser 1947a).

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Leptothecata

Family

Haleciidae

Genus

Halecium

Loc

Halecium crassicaule Fraser, 1947a

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

2018
Loc

Halecium robustum

: 182

Loc

Halecium harrimani

: 789

Loc

Halecium crassicaule

: 273