Case 3520 Boccardia proboscidea Hartman, 1940 (Annelida, SPIONIDAE): proposed conservation of the specific name

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  • Harris L
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The purpose of this application, under Articles 23.9.3, 75.5 and 81.1 of the
Code, is to conserve the much-used specific name Boccardia proboscidea Hartman,
1940 for a widely dispersed mudworm (family SPIONIDAE) from California. It is
proposed that the name Boccardia proboscidea be given precedence over its rarely
used senior subjective synonym Polydora californica Treadwell, 1914, and that
previous type fixations for Boccardia proboscidea Hartman, 1940 be set aside and
one specimen be designated as neotype for this species. It is also proposed that an
untypified name Spio californica Fewkes, 1889 be suppressed to avoid unnecessary

Author-supplied keywords

  • Annelida
  • Boccardia proboscidea
  • California
  • Nomenclature
  • Polydora californica
  • Spio californica
  • mudworm
  • taxonomy

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  • Vasily I Radashevsky

  • Leslie H Harris

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