WoRMS name details

Polycirrus tribullata McIntosh, 1869

155258  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:155258)

 unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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]   
Holotype  NHMUK 1921.5.1.4120, locality North Unst (off...  
Holotype 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]
Type locality contained in Great Britain  
type locality contained in Great Britain [details]
Note Off North Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland,...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Off North Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate 61.0°, -1.0°), 90 fathoms (about 164.6 m). [details]
Depth range 90 fathoms (about 164.6 m).  
Depth range 90 fathoms (about 164.6 m). [details]

Description Original description by McIntosh (1869: 424): ''From the same source as the latter there is also the anterior fragment of...  
Description 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]

Etymology Not specified in the original description. The specific epithet tribullata is a New Latin adjective composed by the Greek...  
Etymology 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]

Taxonomy Moved to different genus.  
Taxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Polycirrus tribullata McIntosh, 1869. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=155258 on 2018-04-24
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2005-04-25 07:40:18Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2017-03-04 13:42:22Z
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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]   

additional source McIntosh, William Carmichael. (1915). Notes from the Gatty Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews. No. XXXVII. 1. Additions to and remarks on the British Spionidae and Cirratulidae, viz. on Spio martinensis, Mesnil, Nerinides longirostris, De Quatrefages, N. tridentata, Southern, Polydora coeca, Oersted, Aonides paucibranchiata, Southern, Chaetozone alata, Southern, C. killariensis, Southern, and Macrochaeta clavicornis, Sars. 2. On the British Terebellidae. 3. On the Terebellidae dredged by H.M.S. 'Porcupine' in 1869 and 1870, and by the 'Knight Errant' in 1882. 4. On the Chaetopteridae, Amphictenidae, and Ampharetidae dredged in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada, by Dr. Whiteaves in 1871-1873. 5. On the Ampharetidae and Terebellidae dredged by Canon A. M. Norman off Norway. 6. On the occurrence of one of the Pisionidae at St. Andrews. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 8, 15(85): 1-58, plates I-III., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/24255598
page(s): 38 [details]   

additional source Glasby, Christopher J.; Hutchings, Pat A. (2014). Revision of the taxonomy of Polycirrus Grube, 1850 (Annelida: Terebellida: Polycirridae). Zootaxa. 3877(1): 1-117., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3877.1.1
page(s): 117 [details]   

new combination reference Hessle, Christian. (1917). Zur Kenntnis der terebellomorphen Polychaeten. Zoologiska bidrag från Uppsala. 5: 39-258, plates I-V., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/38891407
page(s): 233-234; note: as Hauchiella tribullata [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

Holotype 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]
From editor or global species database
Depth range 90 fathoms (about 164.6 m). [details]

Description 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]

Editor'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]

Etymology 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]

Habitat Shelf depths, type of sediment not stated in the original description. [details]

Taxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]

Type locality Off North Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, United Kingdom, Atlantic Ocean (gazetteer estimate 61.0°, -1.0°), 90 fathoms (about 164.6 m). [details]