WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAutolytus varians Verrill, 1881

157236  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:157236)

nomen dubium
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Verrill, A.E. 1881. Notice of recent additions to the marine invertebrata of the northeastern coast of America, with descriptions of new genera and species and critical remarks on others. Part 2. Mollusca, with notes on Annelida, Echinodermata, etc. collected by the United States Fish Commission. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 22: 356-405., available online at http://hdl.handle.net/10088/12375 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution New England (USA)  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in New England (USA) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote Atlantic Ocean, New England  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Atlantic Ocean, New England [details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDistribution This is a North West Atlantic species not recorded in the European area  
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDistribution This is a North West Atlantic species not recorded in the European area [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorTaxonomy According to Nygren (2004) type material of this species does not fit the original description resembling several different...  
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorTaxonomy According to Nygren (2004) type material of this species does not fit the original description resembling several different species. Thus, he consider A. varians a "nomen dubium" [details]
Musco, L. (2008). Autolytus varians Verrill, 1881. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/traits/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=157236 on 2018-01-23

Date
action
by
2005-05-23 07:30:30Z
created
2007-03-29 10:21:37Z
checked
2007-06-04 16:45:12Z
changed
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2008-09-29 14:48:13Z
changed

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original description Verrill, A.E. 1881. Notice of recent additions to the marine invertebrata of the northeastern coast of America, with descriptions of new genera and species and critical remarks on others. Part 2. Mollusca, with notes on Annelida, Echinodermata, etc. collected by the United States Fish Commission. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 22: 356-405., available online at http://hdl.handle.net/10088/12375 [details]   

basis of record Trott, T. J. (2004). Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist. 11, 261-324., available online at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/kb/files/9793/TROTT-Cobscook%20List.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Hartman, O. (1942). A review of the types of polychaetous annelids at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University. Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection, Yale University. 8(1): 1-98. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source Nygren, Arne. (2004). Revision of Autolytinae (Syllidae: Polychaeta). Zootaxa. 680: 1-314., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2004f/z00680f.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorDistribution This is a North West Atlantic species not recorded in the European area [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorTaxonomy According to Nygren (2004) type material of this species does not fit the original description resembling several different species. Thus, he consider A. varians a "nomen dubium" [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Atlantic Ocean, New England [details]