WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNais [auctt. not Nais Müller, 1774]

155345  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:155345)

nomen dubium (misapplication of Nais Müller, 1774 for Polychaeta)
Genus

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNais equisetina Duges, 1837 (taxon inquirendum, indeterminable opheliid)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNais horatiis Delle Chiaje, 1827 (nomen dubium, indeterminable, no figure [as N. de Horatiis])

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNais clavicornis Sars, 1835 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta clavicornis (M. Sars, 1835) (superseded original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNais picta Dujardin, 1839 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyophthalmus pictus (Dujardin, 1839) (superseded original combination)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNais quadricuspida Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNaineris quadricuspida (Fabricius, 1780) (basionym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature The Hartman catalogue record (1959 p.431)...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature The Hartman catalogue record (1959 p.431) probably influenced any recent usages of "Nais Dujardin, 1839", which was the format of the record as it appeared in WoRMS previous to updating [in May 2015], although it will also appear in older works where the authors probably meant sensu Dujardin. There was no such taxon name. Nais Müller, 1774 is the genus (in Annelida: Clitellata).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Dujardin (1838, 1839) introduced the...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Dujardin (1838, 1839) introduced the polychaete Nais picta, but Nais is a clitellate genus. Nais picta Dujardin is clearly an opheliid. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Brinkhurst & Jamieson (1971:343) placed the...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Brinkhurst & Jamieson (1971:343) placed the following Nais names (Oligochaeta: Naididae) as nomina dubia, probably Polychaeta:

Nais quadricuspida Fabricius, 1780
Nais marina Fabricius, 1780
Nais aequisetina Duges, 1837 [sic, for N. equisetina]
Nais picta Dujardin, 1839
Nais Carolina Blanchard, (Gay, 1849)
Nais auricularia Bosc, 1802
Nais bipunctata Delle Chiaje, 1827
Nais coccinea Delle Chiaje, 1827
Nais de Horatiis Delle Chiaje, 1827

Nais equisetina Duges, 1837 is originally illustrated with a rudimentary figure that is likely to be of an ophelid, with posterior cirri. The three Delle Chiaje, 1827 taxa have brief latin diagnoses and no figures, thus will be indeterminable unless original material exists.
 [details]
Read, G. (2015). Nais [auctt. not Nais Müller, 1774]. 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=155345 on 2017-12-15

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2005-04-26 14:14:28Z
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2006-07-17 10:41:03Z
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2008-03-05 09:00:37Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2015-05-05 23:05:34Z
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basis of record Dujardin, F. 1839. Observations sur quelques Annelides marines. Annales des Sciences Naturelles, Paris, Ser. 2, 11: 287-294, plate 7., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47931#page/293/mode/1up
page(s): 293; note: Dujardin was adding a species to Nais Müller, 1774. But it was an opheliid polychaete [details]   

additional source 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): 431; note: Incorrectly as Nais Dujardin, 1839 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

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]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature The Hartman catalogue record (1959 p.431) probably influenced any recent usages of "Nais Dujardin, 1839", which was the format of the record as it appeared in WoRMS previous to updating [in May 2015], although it will also appear in older works where the authors probably meant sensu Dujardin. There was no such taxon name. Nais Müller, 1774 is the genus (in Annelida: Clitellata).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Dujardin (1838, 1839) introduced the polychaete Nais picta, but Nais is a clitellate genus. Nais picta Dujardin is clearly an opheliid. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Brinkhurst & Jamieson (1971:343) placed the following Nais names (Oligochaeta: Naididae) as nomina dubia, probably Polychaeta:

Nais quadricuspida Fabricius, 1780
Nais marina Fabricius, 1780
Nais aequisetina Duges, 1837 [sic, for N. equisetina]
Nais picta Dujardin, 1839
Nais Carolina Blanchard, (Gay, 1849)
Nais auricularia Bosc, 1802
Nais bipunctata Delle Chiaje, 1827
Nais coccinea Delle Chiaje, 1827
Nais de Horatiis Delle Chiaje, 1827

Nais equisetina Duges, 1837 is originally illustrated with a rudimentary figure that is likely to be of an ophelid, with posterior cirri. The three Delle Chiaje, 1827 taxa have brief latin diagnoses and no figures, thus will be indeterminable unless original material exists.
 [details]