|John Edward Gray (1800-1875): his malacological publications and molluscan taxa|
Petit, R.E. (2012). John Edward Gray (1800-1875): his malacological publications and molluscan taxa. Zootaxa 3214: 1-125
In: Zootaxa. Magnolia Press: Auckland. ISSN 1175-5326, more
John E. Gray; biography; bibliography; W. E. Leach; J. G. Children; taxa; nomenclature; dates of publication; Mollusca; nomen protectum; nomen oblitum
John Edward Gray was a major figure in zoology in the middle of the 19th century. An annotated bibliography of his molluscan publications is given with all works collated and dated, with questions of authorship discussed. Genus-group and species-group molluscan taxa introduced by, or incorrectly attributed to, Gray are listed. Family level names are not included as most, gastropods and bivalves, have been recently treated by Bouchet & Rocroi (2005, 2010). The included lists treat 937 genus-group nomina and 1,649 species-group nomina associated with Gray. Action is taken to conserve three names in current use found to be junior synonyms. The genus-group name Basterotia Hörnes, 1859 is declared a nomen protectum over Harlea Gray, 1842, a nomen oblitum. The species-group names Trochus pellisserpentis W. Wood, 1828 and Trochus armillatus W. Wood, 1828 are declared nomina protecta over Trochus emma Gray, 1827 and Trochus henslowi Gray, 1828 respectively, which become nomina oblita. The type species of five genus-group names introducd by Gray are fixed under Article 70.3.2: Euthria, Pirenella, Pusionella, Rissoella, and Tagelus. First Reviser action is taken regarding Anapa Gray, 1842 and Placobranchus euchlorus Gray, 1850. Recurring nomenclatural issues and those too complex to treat within the regular catalogue are discussed in 57 Taxa Notes. The lists are fully referenced with 743 literature titles in addition to the 307 listed for Gray.