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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNais [auctt. not Nais Müller 1774] 
AphiaID: 155345

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 editorScolecida (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpheliidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNais (Genus)
Status nomen dubium (misapplication of Nais Müller, 1774 for Polychaeta)
Rank Genus
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpheliidae Malmgren, 1867
Sources 
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]

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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)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNais picta Dujardin, 1839 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyophthalmus pictus (Dujardin, 1839)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNais quadricuspida Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNaineris quadricuspida (Fabricius, 1780)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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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.
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:155345
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Date   action   by
2005-04-26 14:14:28Z  created  Appeltans, Ward
2006-07-17 10:41:03Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-03-05 09:00:37Z  changed  Decock, Wim
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2015-05-05 23:05:34Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2015). Nais [auctt. not Nais Müller 1774]. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=155345 on 2015-09-05
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