Syllis katzmanni Arvanitidis, 2017, nomen novum,

Faulwetter, Sarah, Simboura, Nomiki, Katsiaras, Nikolaos, Chatzigeorgiou, Giorgos & Arvanitidis, Christos, 2017, Polychaetes of Greece: an updated and annotated checklist, Biodiversity Data Journal 5, pp. 20997-20997: 20997

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Syllis katzmanni Arvanitidis, 2017, nomen novum


Syllis katzmanni Arvanitidis, 2017, nomen novum 

Langerhansia caeca  Katzmann, 1973 | Syllis caeca  (Katzmann, 1973) | Syllis katzmanni  (Katzmann, 1973) [as a temporary name]


Reported from Greece by Arvanitidis (1994). The species was originally described as Langerhansia caeca  by Katzmann (1973) from the Adriatic. San Martín (1984) synonymised Langerhansia  with Syllis  , thus Langerhansia caeca  Katzmann, 1973 became Syllis caeca  (Katzmann, 1973), but the name was preoccupied by Syllis caeca  Monro 1933. Arvanitidis (1994) proposed the replacement name Syllis katzmanni  in his PhD thesis, which was however never validly published under the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). Licher (1999) considered Syllis  and Typosyllis  two different genera and placed Syllis caeca  (Katzmann, 1973) back into Typosyllis  , removing the need for a replacement name and thus synonymising the temporary name Syllis katzmanni  (Katzmann, 1973) with Typosyllis caeca  (Katzmann, 1973). He also considered Syllis caeca  Monro, 1933 a nomen dubium (which does not affect the availability of the name). San Martín (2003) re-synonymised Typosyllis  with Syllis  , so again a replacement name is needed to avoid synonymy with Syllis caeca  Monro, 1933. Syllis katzmanni  Arvanitidis, 2017 nom. nov. is herewith proposed as a replacement name for Syllis caeca  (Katzmann, 1973), a previously unreplaced secondary junior homonym of Syllis caeca  Monro, 1933. As no synonyms are available to choose a replacement name, the new epithet katzmanni was chosen in memory of Werner Katzmann (1943-2004), the author of the original name. Records from the Mediterranean given in the literature without an authority likely all belong to Katzmann's species as the type locality of Monro's species is in the Galapagos islands.