WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthosyllis Langerhans, 1879

129662  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129662)

accepted
Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthosyllis brunnea Langerhans, 1879 (type by subsequent designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Langerhans, Paul. (1879). Die Wurmfauna von Madeira [part I]. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie. 32(4): 513-592, plates XXXI-XXXIII., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45240780#page/581/mode/1up
page(s): 541 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Langerhans evidently deposited the...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Langerhans evidently deposited the preparations for Opisthosyllis brunnea, and O. viridis at Naturhistorisches Museum Wien under a manuscript genus name 'Protosyllis' as a transcript of the museum register page uses that name (fide information circulated privately to colleagues by Mary Petersen & Phyllis Knight-Jones in 1994). [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType species The type species of the genus is Opisthosyllis brunnea Langerhans, 1879, by subsequent designation by Hartman (1959: 214). [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The generic name Opisthosyllis is composed by...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The generic name Opisthosyllis is composed by the Latin prefix of Greek origin opistho-, meaning 'backward' or 'behind' and the name of the genus Syllis Lamarck, 1818, the type genus of the family Syllidae, and refers to the location of the single pharyngeal tooth on the posterior region of the pharynx, while in the close genus Syllis it is located in the anterior region.  [details]
Gil, J.; Musco, L.; Bellan, G. (2015). Opisthosyllis Langerhans, 1879. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129662 on 2017-12-11

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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2006-01-25 15:50:31Z
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2006-07-13 10:07:35Z
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2007-03-29 10:21:37Z
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original description Langerhans, Paul. (1879). Die Wurmfauna von Madeira [part I]. Zeitschrift für wissenschaftliche Zoologie. 32(4): 513-592, plates XXXI-XXXIII., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/45240780#page/581/mode/1up
page(s): 541 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels. 50: pp. 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Day, J. H. (1967). [Errantia] A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 1. Errantia. British Museum (Natural History), London. pp. vi, 1–458, xxix., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596  [details]   

additional source Fauvel, P. (1953). The fauna of India including Pakistan, Ceylon, Burma and Malaya : Annelida, Polychaeta. The Indian Press, Ltd, Allahabad. xii and 507 p., available online at http://archive.org/details/FBIPolychaeta [details]   

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

redescription San Martín, G. (2003). Annelida, Polychaeta II: Syllidae. In: Ramos MA et al. (eds) Fauna Iberica, Vol 21, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales. CSIC, Madrid. p 1-554. [details]   

subsequent type designation Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628.
page(s): 214 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The generic name Opisthosyllis is composed by the Latin prefix of Greek origin opistho-, meaning 'backward' or 'behind' and the name of the genus Syllis Lamarck, 1818, the type genus of the family Syllidae, and refers to the location of the single pharyngeal tooth on the posterior region of the pharynx, while in the close genus Syllis it is located in the anterior region.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Langerhans evidently deposited the preparations for Opisthosyllis brunnea, and O. viridis at Naturhistorisches Museum Wien under a manuscript genus name 'Protosyllis' as a transcript of the museum register page uses that name (fide information circulated privately to colleagues by Mary Petersen & Phyllis Knight-Jones in 1994). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType species The type species of the genus is Opisthosyllis brunnea Langerhans, 1879, by subsequent designation by Hartman (1959: 214). [details]