Taxa Associated with the Family Bathyteuthidae Pfeffer, 1900

Michael J. Sweeney and Richard E. Young

(data as of June 2002)

Nominal Genus-Level Taxa

Bathyteuthis Hoyle, 1885:272.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid genus [fide Roper (1969:25)]
TYPE SPECIES. -- Bathyteuthis abyssicola Hoyle, 1885 by monotypy

Benthoteuthis Verrill, 1885:401.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Bathyteuthis Hoyle, 1885 [fide Roper (1969:25)]
TYPE SPECIES. -- Benthoteuthis megalops Verrill, 1885 by monotypy

Nominal Species-Level Taxa (As Introduced Binomial)

Bathyteuthis abyssicola Hoyle, 1885:272, fig. 108.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid species [fide Roper (1968:171)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- BMNH Holotype 1890.1.24.15 [fide Lipinski et al. (2000:105)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- 46°16'S, 48°27'E (Indian Ocean)

Bathyteuthis bacidifera Roper, 1968:163, pls 1-4.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid species [fide Roper (1969:43)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- NMNH Holotype 576148 [fide Roper and Sweeney (1978:4)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- 07°47'S, 81°23'W (Pacific Ocean)

Bathyteuthis berryi Roper, 1968:169, pls 5-7.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid species [fide Roper (1969:53)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- SBMNH Holotype 35007 [fide Scott et al. (1990:19)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- 33°14'45"N, 118°37'20"W (Pacific Ocean)

Benthoteuthis megalops Verrill, 1885:402, pl 44 fig 1.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Bathyteuthis abyssicola Hoyle, 1885 [fide Roper (1968)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- NMNH Syntypes 39967 and 39968 [fide Roper and Sweeney (1978:9)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- 39°N, 70°W and 39°N, 71°W (Atlantic Ocean)

Type Repositories

BMNH-The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, England (formerly British Museum (Natural History)).  [For type catalog see Lipinski et al. (2000)]

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)]

SBMNH-Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, 2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, U.S.A.  [For type catalogs see Hertz (1984); Scott et al. (1990)]


Hertz, C.M. 1984.† Illustrations of the types named by S. Stillman Berry in his “Leaflets in Malacology.”† Festivus, 15 (Suppl.):1-42.

Hoyle, W.E. 1885.† Narrative of the Challenger Expedition.† Report on the Scientific results of the voyage of the H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76, Narrative, 1(1):269-274, 4 figures.

Lipinski, M.R., F.A. Naggs, and M.A. Roeleveld. 2000.† Catalogue of types of Recent cephalopods in the collection of the Natural History Museum, London.† Annales Zoologici (Warszawa), 50(1):101-120.

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

Roper, C.F.E. 1968.† Preliminary descriptions of two new species of the bathypelagic squid Bathyteuthis (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida).† Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 81:161-172, 7 plates.

Roper, C.F.E. 1969.† Systematics and zoogeography of the worldwide bathypelagic squid Bathyteuthis (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida).† United States National Museum Bulletin, 291:1-210.

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.

Scott, P.H., F.G. Hochberg and B. Roth. 1990.† Catalog of Recent and fossil molluscan types in the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. I. Caudofoveata, Polyplacophora, Bivalvia, Scaphopoda and Cephalopoda.† The Veliger, 33(Suppl. 1):1-27.

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.

Verrill, A.E. 1885.† Third catalogue of Mollusca, recently added to the fauna of the New England coast and the adjacent parts of the Atlantic, consisting mostly of deep-sea species, with notes on others previously recorded.† Transaction of the Connecticut Academy of Sciences, 6(2):395-452, 3 plates.

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