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Pelagodiscus atlanticus (King, 1868)

183339  (

Discina atlantica King, 1868 · unaccepted > superseded combination
Discinisca atlantica (King, 1868) · unaccepted > superseded combination
Pelagodiscus atlantica (King, 1868) · unaccepted > incorrect grammatical agreement of specific epithet
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(of Discina atlantica King, 1868) King, W. (1868). On some palliobranchiate shells from the Irish Atlantic. <em>Natural History Society of Dublin, Proceedings.</em> 5:170–173. [details]   
Verhoeff, T. (2024). World Brachiopoda Database. Pelagodiscus atlanticus (King, 1868). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2024-07-19
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original description  (of Discina atlantica King, 1868) King, W. (1868). On some palliobranchiate shells from the Irish Atlantic. <em>Natural History Society of Dublin, Proceedings.</em> 5:170–173. [details]   

taxonomy source Dall, W. H. (1873). Catalogue of the recent species of the class Brachiopoda. <em>Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.</em> 25: 177-204., available online at
note: Moved species from Discina to Discinisca. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

context source (Deepsea) Zezina O.N. (2014). Deep-sea fauna of European seas: An annotated species check-list of benthic invertebrates living deeper than 2000 m in the seas bordering Europe. Brachiopoda. <i>Invertebrate Zoology</i>. Vol.11. No.1: 83–88 [in English]. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (CCZ) Bitner, M. A.; Melnik, V. P.; Zezina, O. N. (2013). New paedomorphic brachiopods from the abyssal zone of the north-eastern Pacific Ocean. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 3613(3): 281-288., available online at [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Macfarlan, D.A.B.; Bradshaw, M.A.; Campbell, H.J.; Cooper, R.A.; Lee, D.E.; MacKinnon, D.I.; Waterhouse, J.B.; Wright, A.J.; Robinson, J.H. (2009). Phylum Brachiopoda: lamp shells, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 255-267. [details]   

additional source Foster, M. W. (1974). Recent Antarctic and Subantarctic brachiopods. <em>American Geophysical Union, Antarctic Research Series.</em> 21:189 p., 39 fig., 25 pl.
note: Describes material from off Antarctica. [details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Dall, W. H. (1920). Annotated list of the recent Brachiopoda in the collection of the United States National Museum, with descriptions of thirty-three new forms. <em>Proceedings of the United States National Museum.</em> 57(2314):261–377., available online at [details]   

additional source Emig, C. C. (2017). Atlas of Antarctic and sub‐Antarctic Brachiopoda. <em>Carnets de Géologie, Madrid, CG2017_B03.</em> 93 pp. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zezina, O. N. (1990). Rare and New Brachiopods from the Southern Part of the Atlantic Ocean. <em>Trudy Instituta Okeanologii im. P. P. Shirshova, Akademiya Nauk SSSR.</em> 126: 127-131.
note: Zezina (1990) records specimens from the abyssal South Atlantic. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

new combination reference Dall, W. H. (1908). Reports on the dredging operations off the west coast of Central America to the Galapagos, to the west coast of Mexico, and in the Gulf of California, in charge of Alexander Agassiz, carried on by the U.S. Fish Commission steamer "Albatross," during 1891, Lieut.-Commander Z.L. Tanner, U.S.N., commanding. XXXVII. Reports on the scientific results of the expedition to the eastern tropical Pacific, in charge of Alexander Agassiz, by the U.S. Fish Commission steamer "Albatross", from October, 1904 to March, 1905, Lieut.-Commander L.M. Garrett, U.S.N., commanding. XIV. The Mollusca and Brachiopoda. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology.</em> 43(6): 205-487, pls 1-22., available online at
note: Dall (1908) moved the species to his new genus Pelagodiscus. However, at the time he classed as a 'section' of Discinisca, i.e., Discinisca (sect. Pelagodiscus) atlantica (see Dall, 1908, p. 440). [details]   
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From editor or global species database
Spelling Spelling of the specific epithet (the suffix) changed when the species moved from Discina & Discinisca, to Pelagodiscus, i.e., a grammatical agreement change from 'atlantica' to 'atlanticus'. Though this change wasn't made uniformly by all authors. [details]

From other sources
Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

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