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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolycirrus tribullata McIntosh, 1869 
AphiaID: 155258

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellomorpha (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolycirrinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolycirrus (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolycirrus tribullata (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHauchiella tribullata (McIntosh, 1869)
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHauchiella Levinsen, 1893
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolycirrus Grube, 1850
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolycirrus tribullata McIntosh, 1869
Sources  original description McIntosh, W.C. (1869). On the structure of the British nemerteans, and some new British annelids. Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. 25(2): 305-433, plates IV-XVI., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/126701#page/335/mode/1up
page(s): 424 [details]

new combination reference Hessle, C. (1917). Zur Kenntnis der terebellomorphen Polychaeten. Zoologiska bidrag från Uppsala. 5: 39-258, plates I-V., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/120026#page/51/mode/1up
page(s): 233-234; note: as Hauchiella tribullata [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Great Britain [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NHMUK 1921.5.1.4120, locality North Unst (off North Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom (gazetteer estimate 61.0°, -1.0°); 90 fathoms (about 164.6 m)) [details]
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range 90 fathoms (about 164.6 m). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Original description by McIntosh (1869: 424): ''From the same source as the latter there is also the anterior fragment of another curious and new example of the same sub-family, Polycirrus tribullata, n. s., which has neither bristles nor hooks. The head and tip have the usual tentacles. The body has no ventral plates, but only a raised central line. There are three pairs of well-marked circular truncated papillae (on the sixth, seventh, and eighth segments), each consisting of a raised ring externally, with an elevation in the centre. Two minute papillae were visible in front of the first flattened process, but only a trace of an elevation occurred on the lateral region of the succeeding segments, which were two-ringed. The cuticle has a minutely granular aspect. The remarkable lateral processes may act as suckers.'' [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment McIntosh (1869: 424) stated that the single anterior fragment of Polycirrus tribullata described by him as a new species was ''From the same source as the latter'', Lysilla loveni, which on its turn had been found ''Amongst the Polycirridea from the same region'' than Thelepus circinnatus [sic], ''dredged in 90 fathoms off St Magnus Bay, Shetland, by Mr Jeffreys''. Most authors assumed that the type locality of Polycirrus tribullata was then off St Magnus Bay, Shetland. However, in posterior works McIntosh states that the species was ''dredged by J. G. Jeffreys, 90 fathoms off N. Unst, June and July 1867'' (McIntosh, 1915: 38) and ''Dredged in 90 fathoms off North Unst, Shetland, in July, 1867 (Dr. Gwyn Jeffreys)'' (McIntosh, 1922: 202, as Hauchiella tribullata). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not specified in the original description. The specific epithet tribullata is a New Latin adjective composed by the Greek and Latin prefix tri-, meaning 'three', and the Latin adjective bullata (maculine: bullatus), meaning 'having bosses, vesicles or studs', and refers presumably to the presence of ''three pairs of well-marked circular truncated papillae (on the sixth, seventh and eighth segments), each consisting of a raised ring externally, with an elevation in the centre'' (McIntosh, 1869: 424). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Shelf depths, type of sediment not stated in the original description. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Off North Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate 61.0°, -1.0°), 90 fathoms (about 164.6 m). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:155258
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Date   action   by
2005-04-25 07:40:18Z  created  Appeltans, Ward
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2017-03-04 13:42:22Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J. (2017). Polycirrus tribullata McIntosh, 1869. 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=155258 on 2017-05-25
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