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Phoxichilus  Latreille, 1804
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1137500

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Pseudopallene Wilson, 1878
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2020   

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Pycnobase: World Pycnogonida Database (2020), database (version 2020-08-22)  
  Acquired: 2020   
  Notes: Bamber, R.N.; El Nagar, A.; Arango, C.P. (Eds) (2020). Pycnobase: World Pycnogonida Database. Accessed at on 2020-08-22. doi:10.14284/360   
  Reference for: Phoxichilus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hedgpeth, Joel W.  
  Publication Date: 1948   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Pycnogonida of the Western North Atlantic and the Caribbean   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the United States National Museum, vol. 97, no. 3216   
  Page(s): 157-342   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Phoxichilus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Latreille, P. A.  
  Publication Date: 1804   
  Article/Chapter Title: Tableau Méthodique des Insectes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Nouveau dictionnaire d'histoire naturelle, appliquée aux arts, vol. 24   
  Page(s): 129-200   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Stebbing, T. R. R.  
  Publication Date: 1902   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Nobodies, A Sea-Faring Family, Chapter IV   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Knowledge, vol. 25, no. 202   
  Page(s): 185-189   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Phoxichilus   

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  Comment: See Norman (1908:231) and Hedgpeth (1948:199) for a discussion of the complicated history of genus name Phoxichilus. Since Latreille (1804:137) included only the species Pycnogonum spinipes Fabricius, 1780, that *must* be considered the nomenclatural type species by monotypy (unless an Opinion issued by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature rules otherwise), and since that species is recognized in the genus Pseudopallene Wilson, 1878, Latreille's genus belongs here by definition. It is the senior available generic name and so SHOULD take priority as the correct name of the genus, but workers do not do so. This is further complicated by the fact that Leach (Brewster's Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, vol. 7, p.410, circa 1816) coined the family 'Phoxichilides' for the genus Phoxichilus, meaning that the family name may have priority, although it may be considered a nomen oblitum. Action by the Commission may be required to prevent undesirable nomenclatural ramifications  



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