E. Pacific Nudibranch News - Goodbye Orienthella, Welcome Back Coryphella

Scientific name changes following a recent paper for a number of Eastern Pacific nudibranch species:

1) Three-lined Aeolid (old: Orienthella trilineata) is now Coryphella trilineata.

2) Cooper's Aeolid (old: Orienthella cooperi) is now Coryphella cooperi.

3) Predaceous Aeolis (old: Himatina trophina) is now Coryphella trophina.

4) Coryphella pseudoverrucosa is no longer a separate species. It is now considered a junior subjective synonym of Coryphella verrucosa (Red-fingered Aeolis).

You do not have to go back and rename your Observations, all of these changes happened automatically. Genus Orienthella is now Inactive on iNat and should not be used for IDs.

Citation: Ekimova, I.; Valdés, Á.; Malaquias, M. A. E.; Rauch, C.; Chichvarkhin, A.; Mikhlina, A.; Antokhina, T.; Chichvarkhina, O.; Schepetov, D. (2022). High-level taxonomic splitting in allopatric taxa causes confusion downstream: a revision of the nudibranch family Сoryphellidae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. , available online at https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlab109

Posted on 20 de mayo de 2022 by anudibranchmom anudibranchmom


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