WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphitrite plumosa Müller, 1776

155073

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:155073

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Müller, O. F. (1776). Zoologiae Danicae prodromus: seu Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae indigenarum characteres, nomina, et synonyma imprimis popularium. Hafniae, Typiis Hallageriis. 1-274., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47550
page(s): 216; note: as A? plumosa, as the fifth entry for a species of Amphitrite  [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Greenlandic part of the Arctic Ocean  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Greenlandic part of the Arctic Ocean [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Neotype: Igannaq (76º05'07.12" N,...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Neotype: Igannaq (76º05'07.12" N, 68º41'27.57" W), NW Greenland [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy In the past (eg Hartman catalogue) Amphitrite...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy In the past (eg Hartman catalogue) Amphitrite plumosa was re-assigned to Flabelligera affinis. Salazar-Vallejo (2014) suggests that Fabricius's description may have been a confusion of two species with one of them Flabelligera-like. Salazar-Vallejo attributes the current concept of Amphitrite plumosa as a Pherusa to Sars (1829) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Neotype: Igannaq (76º05'07.12" N,...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Neotype: Igannaq (76º05'07.12" N, 68º41'27.57" W), NW Greenland [details]
Read, G. (2017). Amphitrite plumosa Müller, 1776. 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=155073 on 2017-11-19

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2005-04-22 07:56:35Z
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original description Müller, O. F. (1776). Zoologiae Danicae prodromus: seu Animalium Daniae et Norvegiae indigenarum characteres, nomina, et synonyma imprimis popularium. Hafniae, Typiis Hallageriis. 1-274., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47550
page(s): 216; note: as A? plumosa, as the fifth entry for a species of Amphitrite  [details]  OpenAccess publication 

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]   

source of synonymy 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]   

source of synonymy Fauchald, K. (2007). World Register of Polychaeta. , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta [details]   

source of synonymy Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription Fabricius, Otto 1780. [POLYCHAETA & ANNELIDA DATA. p.266-315; 374-384] Fauna Groenlandica, systematice sistens, Animalia Groenlandiae occidentalis hactenus indagata, quoad nomen specificum, triviale, vernaculumque synonyma auctorum plurium, descriptionem, locum, victum, generationem, mores, usum, capturamque singuli prout detegendi occasio fuit, maximaque parte secundum proprias observationes: Hafniae [Copenhagen] et Lipsiae.
page(s): 288; note: This is the original description, but Muller pre-empted Fabricius with a short diagnosis in the Zoologiae Danicae Prodromus [details]   

subsequent type designation Salazar-Vallejo, Sergio I. (2014). Revision of Pherusa Oken, 1807 (Polychaeta: Flabelligeridae). Zootaxa. 3886(1): 1-61., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/list/2014/3886%281%29.html
page(s): 9; note: neotype erected for Amphitrite plumosa [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAuthority Past workers (eg Hartman catalogue p.498) have attributed the name to Fabricius (1780). Muller pre-empted Fabricius (1780), who fully describes Amphitrite plumosa with 1.5 pages of text, with a short diagnosis of Fabricius' name (if it was Fabricius name) in the Zoologiae Danicae Prodromus. It is clear Fabricius collected the specimen(s). Salazar-Vallejo (2014) in his review mentions repeatedly that Muller's description was short. In Salazar-Vallejo's introduction (p4), but not under the species remarks (p10), he comments on the long description by Fabricius (1980), and states that Muller originally "attributed the authorship for the species to Fabricius ..." This is doubtful, as from the layout used Muller appears more likely to be only attributing the collection of the specimen to Fabricius. Fabricius himself attributes the first usage of the name to Müller in the Prodromus. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeotype Salazar-Vallejo (2014: 9) named a neotype: "Neotype (USNM 23257), 1.9 km NW of Conical Rock, Igannaq (76º05'07.12" N, 68º41'27.57" W), NW Greenland, 46-110 m, 22 Jul. 1940, R.A. Bartlett, coll." Salazar-Vallejo states that "Pherusa plumosa is the type species of Pherusa, but this is not correct. Amphitrite plumosa, is and will alway be, the name of the type species of Pherusa. The neotype is necessarily of Amphitrite plumosa, the original name, not of Pherusa plumosa, which is a later combination.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy In the past (eg Hartman catalogue) Amphitrite plumosa was re-assigned to Flabelligera affinis. Salazar-Vallejo (2014) suggests that Fabricius's description may have been a confusion of two species with one of them Flabelligera-like. Salazar-Vallejo attributes the current concept of Amphitrite plumosa as a Pherusa to Sars (1829) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Neotype: Igannaq (76º05'07.12" N, 68º41'27.57" W), NW Greenland [details]