Taxa Associated with the Family Promachoteuthidae Naef, 1912

Michael J. Sweeney and Richard E. Young

(data as of June 2002)

Nominal Genus-Level Taxa

Promachoteuthis Hoyle, 1885:273.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid genus [fide Roper and Young (1968:203)]
TYPE SPECIES. -- Promachoteuthis megaptera Hoyle, 1885 by monotypy

Nominal Species-Level Taxa (As Introduced Binomial)

Promachoteuthis megaptera Hoyle, 1885:273, fig 109.

CURRENT SYSTEMATIC STATUS. -- Valid species [fide Roper and Young (1968:203)]
TYPE REPOSITORY. -- BMNH Holotype 1890.1.24.10 [fide Lipinski et al. (2000:107)]
TYPE LOCALITY. -- 34∞37'N, 140∞32'E, Southeast of Noshima, Japan [fide Lipinski et al. (2000:107)]

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)]


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.

Naef, A. 1912. Teuthologische Notizen. 1. Die familien der Myopsiden. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 39(7):241-244.

Roper, C.F.E. and R.E. Young. 1968. The family Promachoteuthidae (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida). I. A re-evaluation of its systematic position based on new material from Antarctic and adjacent waters. Antarctic Research Series, 2:203-214, 3 plates.

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