Taxa Associated with the Family Ancistrocheiridae Pfeffer, 1912

Richard E. Young

(data as of June 2002)

Nominal Genus-Level Taxa

Ancistrocheirus Gray, 1849:49.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid genus [fide Nesis (1987:171)]
TYPE SPECIES. -- Enoploteuthis lesueurii D'Orbigny, 1842 In Ferussac and D'Orbigny, 1834-1848: [Onychoteuthis pl 14 figs 4-10] by subsequent designation of Bello (1992:142)

Thelidioteuthis Pfeffer, 1900:167, 165.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Ancistrocheirus Gray, 1849 [fide Nesis (1978:448)]
TYPE SPECIES. -- Enoploteuthis polyonyx Troschel, 1857 by monotypy; = Loligo alessandrinii Verany, 1847 [fide Pfeffer (1912:178)]

Nominal Species-Level Taxa (As Introduced Binomial)

Loligo alessandrinii Verany, 1847:514.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Ancistrocheirus lesueurii (D'Orbigny, 1842 In Ferussac and D'Orbigny, 1834-1848) [fide Bello (1992:144)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- Unresolved; MHNN? Holotype? [other Verany taxa there fide G.L. Voss (pers. comm.)]
TYPE LOCALITY. –- Mediterranean

Enoploteuthis lesueurii D'Orbigny, 1842 In Ferussac and D'Orbigny, 1834-1848:339, Onychoteuthe pl 14

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid species; Ancistrocheirus lesueurii [fide Gray (1849:50); Bello (1992:142)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- MNHN Holotype 2-14-614, 2-14-615 (gladius), 2-14-616 (beaks) [fide Lu et al. (1995:319)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- Not designated

Abralia megalops Verrill, 1882b:364.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Ancistrocheirus lesueurii (D'Orbigny, 1842 In Ferussac and D'Orbigny, 1834-1848) [fide Young et al. (1998:240)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- NMNH Holotype 38022 [fide Roper and Sweeney (1978:9)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- 39∞40'N, 71∞52'W (Atlantic Ocean)

Enoploteuthis pallida Pfeffer, 1884:18, figs 23-23b.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Ancistrocheirus lesueurii (D'Orbigny, 1842 In Ferussac and D'Orbigny, 1834-1848) [fide Young et al. (1998:240)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- ZMH Holotype [species not traced in Guerrero-Kommritz (2001)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- South Atlantic Ocean

Enoploteuthis polyonyx Troschel, 1857:67, pl 4 fig 9.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Thelidioteuthis alessandrinii [fide Sasaki (1929:253)] [= Ancistrocheirus lesueurii (D'Orbigny, 1842 In Ferussac and D'Orbigny, 1834-1848) [fide Bello (1992:144)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- Unresolved
TYPE LOCALITY. -- Messina[?]

Type Repositories

MHNN-Museum d'Histoire Naturelle (MusÈe Barla), 60 bis blvd Risso, 06300 Nice, France.

MNHN-Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Laboratoire Biologie Invertebres Marins et Malacologie, 55, rue de Buffon, 75005 Paris 05, France.† [For type catalog see Lu et al. (1995)]

NMNH-National Museum of Natural History, 10th & Constitution Avenue, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, U.S.A. (formerly USNM).† [For type catalogs see Roper and Sweeney (1978); Sweeney et al. (1988)]

ZMH- Zoologisches Museum, Universitat Hamburg, Martin Luther King Platz 3, 2000 Hamburg 13, Germany.† [For type catalog see Guerrero-Kommritz (2001)]


Bello, G. 1992.† On the validity, authorship, and publication date of the specific name Ancistrocheirus lesueurii (Cephalopoda: Ancistrocheiridae).† Veliger, 35(2):141-145, 3 figures.

Ferussac, A.E. de, and A. D'Orbigny. 1834-1848.† Histoire Naturelle G»n»rale et Particuliere C»phalopodes Ac»tabulifÀres Vivants et Fossiles. 96 pages + lvi pages + 361 pages, Atlas with 144 plates. Paris.† [See Winkworth (1942) for dates of publication]

Gray, J.E. 1849.† Catalogue of the Mollusca in the British Museum. Part I. Cephalopoda Antepedia. 164 pages. London.

Guerrero-Kommritz, J.G. 2001.† Catalogue of the cephalopod type specimens in the Zoological Museum Hamburg.† Mitteilungen. Hamburgisches Zoologische Museum and Institut, 98:171-174.

Lu, C.C., R. Boucher-Rodoni and A. Tillier. 1995.† Catalogue of types of recent Cephalopoda in the Museum national d'Histoire Naturelle (France).† Bulletin du Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, (series 4)17(3-4):307-343.

Nesis, K.N. 1978.† The subfamily Ancistrocheirinae (Enoploteuthidae).† Zoologichesky Zhurnal, 57(3):446-449. [In Russian]

Nesis, K.N. 1982.† Abridged key to the cephalopod Molluscs of the world's oceans. Moscow: Light and Food Industry Publishing House, 385 pages. (In Russian; see Nesis, 1987 for abridged English translation)

Nesis, K.N. 1987.† Cephalopods of the World; Squids, cuttlefishes, Octopuses, and Allies. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ, USA, 351 pages.

Pfeffer, G. 1884.† Die Cephalopoden des Hamburger Naturhistorischen Museums.† Abhandlungen aus dem Gebiete der Naturwissenschaften, Hamburg, 8(1):1-30, 37 figures.

Pfeffer, G. 1900.† Synopsis der oegopsiden Cephalopoden. Mitteilungen aus dem Naturhistorischen Museum Hamburg, 17(2):147-198.

Pfeffer, G. 1912.† Die Cephalopoden der Plankton-Expedition. Zugleich eine monographische ubersicht der Oegopsiden Cephalopoden.† Ergebnisse der Plankton-Expedition der Humboldt-stiftung, 2:1-815, 48 plates.

Roper, C.F.E. and M.J. Sweeney. 1978.† A catalog of the type-specimens of Recent Cephalopoda in the National Museum of Natural History.† Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 278:1-19.

Sasaki, M. 1929.† A monograph of the dibranchiate cephalopods of the Japanese and adjacent waters.† Journal of the College of Agriculture, Hokkaido Imperial University, 20(supplement):1-357, 159 figures, 30 plates.

Sweeney, M.J., C.F.E. Roper, and F.G. Hochberg. 1988.† Catalog of the type specimens of Recent Cephalopoda described by S. Stillman Berry.† Malacologia, 29(1):7-19.

Troschel, F.H. 1857.† Bermerkungen uber die Cephalopoden von Messina.† Archiv fur Naturgeschichte, 23(1):40-76, 2 plates.

Verany, J.B. 1846.† Catalogo delgi animali invertebrati marini del Golfo di Genova e Nizza. 30 pages, 3 plates. Genoa.

Verany, J.B. 1847.† [On six new species from the Mediterranean.]† Atti della Ottava Riunione degli Scienziati Italiani tenuta in Genova dal XIV al XXXIX Settembre MDCCXLVI, pp. 512-514. [Plates in Verany, 1846 Catalogo degli animali ...]

Verrill, A.E. 1882.† Notice of the remarkable marine fauna occupying the outer banks off the southern coast of New England, No.7.† American Journal of Science, (series 3)24(40):360-371.

Winkworth, R. 1942.† Notes on the publication of Ferussac and Orbigny’s Histoire des Cephalopodes.† Proceedings of the Malacological Society of London, 25(1):34-36.

Young, R.E., L.A. Burgess, C.F.E. Roper, M.J. Sweeney and S.J. Stephen. 1998.† Classification of the Enoploteuthidae, Pyroteuthidae and Ancistrocheiridae, pp. 239-255. In: N.A. Voss, M. Vecchione, R.B. Toll and M.J. Sweeney (Eds.) Systematics and Biogeography of Cephalopods. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 586(I-II), 599 pages.

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