WoRMS name details

Lycastis Savigny, 1822

238177  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:238177)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Genus

Species Lycastis abiuma Grube, 1872 accepted as Namalycastis abiuma (Grube, 1872) (superseded original combination)
Species Lycastis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776) accepted as Syllis armillaris (O.F. Müller, 1776)
Species Lycastis brevicornis Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 accepted as Namalycastis brevicornis (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) (superseded original combination|comb. Nov)
Species Lycastis brevipalpe [auct. misspelling for 'brevicornis'] accepted as Namalycastis brevicornis (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) (lapsus in Audouin & Milne Edwards plate caption)
Species Lycastis geayi Gravier, 1901 accepted as Namalycastis geayi (Gravier, 1901) (superseded original combination)
Species Lycastis hawaiiensis Johnson, 1903 accepted as Namalycastis hawaiiensis (Johnson, 1903) (superseded original combination)
Species Lycastis indica Southern, 1921 accepted as Namalycastis indica (Southern, 1921) (superseded original combination)
Species Lycastis littoralis Grube, 1872 accepted as Namanereis littoralis (Grube, 1872) (superseded original combination)
Species Lycastis longicirris Takahashi, 1933 accepted as Namalycastis longicirris (Takahashi, 1933) (superseded original combination)
Species Lycastis maxillofalciformis Harms, 1948 accepted as Namalycastis terrestris (Pflugfelder, 1933)
Species Lycastis maxilloovata Harms, 1948 accepted as Namalycastis terrestris (Pflugfelder, 1933)
Species Lycastis maxillorobusta Harms, 1948 accepted as Namalycastis terrestris (Pflugfelder, 1933)
Species Lycastis meraukensis Horst, 1918 accepted as Namalycastis meraukensis (Horst, 1918) (superseded original combination)
Species Lycastis nipae Pflugfelder, 1933 accepted as Namalycastis nipae (Pflugfelder, 1933) (superseded original combination)
Species Lycastis ouanaryensis Gravier, 1901 accepted as Namalycastis ouanaryensis (Gravier, 1901) accepted as Namalycastis senegalensis (Saint-Joseph, 1901)
Species Lycastis pontica Bobretzky, 1872 accepted as Namanereis pontica (Bobretzky, 1872) (superseded original combination)
Species Lycastis quadraticeps Blanchard in Gay, 1849 accepted as Namanereis quadraticeps (Blanchard in Gay, 1849) (superseded original combination)
Species Lycastis ranauensis Feuerborn, 1931 accepted as Namalycastis hawaiiensis (Johnson, 1903)
Species Lycastis senegalensis Saint-Joseph, 1901 accepted as Namalycastis senegalensis (Saint-Joseph, 1901) (superseded original combination)
Species Lycastis siolii Corrêa, 1948 accepted as Namalycastis siolii (Corrêa, 1948) (superseded original combination)
Species Lycastis terrestris Pflugfelder, 1933 accepted as Namalycastis terrestris (Pflugfelder, 1933) (superseded original combination)
Species Lycastis vivax Pflugfelder, 1933 accepted as Namalycastis vivax (Pflugfelder, 1933) (superseded original combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Savigny, Jules-César. (1822). Système des annélides, principalement de celles des côtes de l'Égypte et de la Syrie, offrant les caractères tant distinctifs que naturels des Ordres, Familles et Genres, avec la Description des Espèces. <em>Description de l'Égypte ou Recueil des Observations et des Recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'Expédition de l'Armée Française, publié par les Ordres de sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand, Histoire Naturelle, Paris.</em> 1(3):1–128., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41329897
page(s): 45 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Etymology Not stated in Savigny (1822: 45). The name appears to be a latinized form of the female Greek name Λυκαστη (Lykaste...  
Etymology Not stated in Savigny (1822: 45). The name appears to be a latinized form of the female Greek name Λυκαστη (Lykaste or Lycaste), with at least three different people of that name known in Greek mythology. Lycaste is also a genus of orchid in botany. [details]

Homonymy There is no Lycastis homonym authored by Audouin & Milne Edwards (1933). Their usage is simply of Savigny's genus. Hartman...  
Homonymy There is no Lycastis homonym authored by Audouin & Milne Edwards (1933). Their usage is simply of Savigny's genus. Hartman Catalogue records the name as a homonym, but that is without a doubt not correct. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Lycastis Savigny, 1822. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=238177 on 2018-10-22
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2007-03-12 09:17:28Z
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2007-05-07 14:39:08Z
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original description Savigny, Jules-César. (1822). Système des annélides, principalement de celles des côtes de l'Égypte et de la Syrie, offrant les caractères tant distinctifs que naturels des Ordres, Familles et Genres, avec la Description des Espèces. <em>Description de l'Égypte ou Recueil des Observations et des Recherches qui ont été faites en Égypte pendant l'Expédition de l'Armée Française, publié par les Ordres de sa Majesté l'Empereur Napoléon le Grand, Histoire Naturelle, Paris.</em> 1(3):1–128., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41329897
page(s): 45 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

taxonomy source Audouin, Jean Victor; Milne Edwards, Henri. (1833). Classification des Annélides et description de celles qui habitent les côtes de la France. <em>Annales des sciences naturelles, Paris.</em> (series 1) 29: 195-269., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6044727
page(s): 221; note: usage of Lycastis Savigny for a nereidid, Lycastis brevicornis, now Namalycastis brevicornis [details]   

additional source Hartman, Olga. (1959). Capitellidae and Nereidae (marine annelids) from the Gulf side of Florida with a review of freshwater Nereidae. <em>Bulletin of Marine Science of the Gulf and Caribbean.</em> 9(2): 153-168., available online at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/umrsmas/bullmar/1959/00000009/00000002/art00002 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Etymology Not stated in Savigny (1822: 45). The name appears to be a latinized form of the female Greek name Λυκαστη (Lykaste or Lycaste), with at least three different people of that name known in Greek mythology. Lycaste is also a genus of orchid in botany. [details]

Grammatical gender Feminine as Lycaste is a Greek female given name [details]

Homonymy There is no Lycastis homonym authored by Audouin & Milne Edwards (1933). Their usage is simply of Savigny's genus. Hartman Catalogue records the name as a homonym, but that is without a doubt not correct. [details]

Synonymy Hartman (1959) comments on Lycastis. "Briefly summarized, it has been shown that Lycastis Savigny, 1822 was erected for two species, Nereis versicolor Muller, a true Nereinae, and Nereis armillaris Muller, a syllidae of the genus Typosyllis. Lycastis is thus a synonym of Nereis Linnaeus, 1758."
But this is incorrect. Savigny p.45 refers only Nereis armillaris to Lycastis (Nereis versicolor is a paragraph above & is referred to Lycoris), and thus Lycastis is a junior synonym of Syllis (Typosyllis). [details]