(of Doris lilacina A. Gould, 1852) Gould, A. A. (1852). Mollusca and shells. <em>In: United States Exploring Expedition during the years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842 under the command of Charles Wilkes. Boston.</em> 12: 1-510; atlas 1856: 1-16., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10991152
page(s): 297-298, pl. 22, fig. 392a, b. [details]
Zenetos, A.; Gofas, S.; Russo, G.; Templado, J. (2004). CIESM Atlas of exotic species in the Mediterranean. <em>Monaco, CIESM Publishers.</em> Vol. 3 Molluscs., available online at http://www.ciesm.org/online/atlas/intro.htm
page(s): 190 [details]
Dayrat B. (2010). A monographic revision of basal discodorid sea slugs (Gastropoda, Opisthobranchia, Nudibranchia, Doridina). <em>Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences.</em> Series 4, vol. 61, suppl. I, 1-403, 382 figs.
page(s): 94-119 [details] Available for editors [request]
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Taxonomy Dayrat (2010) places this species in the genus Tayuva Marcus & Marcus, 1967 (type species by original designation: Tayuva ketos Marcus & Marcus, 1967, from Pacific coast of Mexico) on the basis of a synapomorphy “a muscular wall in the distal portion of the reproductive system”. Discodoris lilacina in the current sense (e.g. Valdés, 2002) is indicated as “Tayuva lilacina of tropical Indo-West Pacific”, and several worldwide species currently recognized as valid are subsumed: Tayuva ketos as “Tayuva lilacina of Panamic Eastern Pacific” (contra Valdés, 2002 who holds Tayuva as a synonym of Discodoris and Discodoris ketos (Marcus & Marcus, 1967) as a valid species); Peltodoris hummelincki Marcus & Marcus, 1963 as “Tayuva lilacina of the Caribbean Sea”; Discodoris maculosa Bergh, 1884 as “Tayuva lilacina of the Mediterranean and Eastern European Atlantic”. Dayrat nevertheless acknowledges (p. 78) that “The name T. lilacina, as used here, likely refers to a species complex”. In WoRMS these are still treated as separate entries under the accustomed species names. [details]