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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnatomus Montfort, 1810 
AphiaID: 325094

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 editorPolychaeta incertae sedis (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnatomus (Genus)
Status nomen dubium (Described as Mollusca. Indeterminable whether Mollusca or Polychaeta)
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnatomus indicus Montfort, 1810 (type by original designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta incertae sedis
Sources  original description Montfort P. [Denys de]. (1808-1810). Conchyliologie systématique et classification méthodique des coquilles. Paris: Schoell. Vol. 1: pp. lxxxvii + 409 [1808]. Vol. 2: pp. 676 + 16 [1810 (before 28 May)]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/10571
page(s): 279 [details]

source of synonymy Mörch, O. A. L. (1863). Revisio critica Serpulidarum. Et Bidrag til Rørormenes Naturhistorie. Naturhistorisk Tidsskrift. København, Ser. 3, 1: 347-470, pl. 11 [also issued as a separate, 1–124, pl. 11]., available online at http://www.archive.org/details/naturhistoriskti01copeuoft
page(s): 428 [details]

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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnatomus indicus Montfort, 1810 (nomen dubium)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Erected in Mollusca for Anatomus indicus Montfort. It is difficult to ascertain what Montfort was describing, but it is not obviously a polychaete (Montfort in translation "in all respects it can not be counted among the annelid worms") Nevertheless this genus name appears to first enter Polychaeta nomenclature as a synonym of genus Spirorbis Daudin, fide Mörch (1863:428). This placement was reported, but tagged questionable by Hartman (1959). Recently ten Hove & Kupriyanova (2009) placed the genus as invalid, at least in Polychaeta, and referred it to Scissurellidae. However, it is regarded as belonging in spirorbins again by Geiger (2012). Polychaeta Nomen dubium.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Half a century subsequent to Montfort's publication Adams (1862) erected six new species in Mollusca under "Anatomus H. & A. Adams", stating that "By common consent, the somewhat mythical Anatomus of Denys de Montfort has been ignored. His name Anatomus, however, a very significant and good one, may still be used for those species of Scissurella in which the margin of the outer lip is fissured. Woodward has unnecessarily suggested the alteration Anatoma, for the sake, possibly, of the feminine termination." Thus Adams was not creating taxa under Anatomus Montfort, and the original names of the species of "Anatomus" of Adams belong in Mollusca, not Polychaeta. See Anatomus A. Adams, Aphia id 730975 now in Scissurellidae (Mollusca). [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325094
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Date   action   by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2009-01-20 10:09:03Z  changed  ten Hove, Harry
2009-04-13 21:27:48Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2013-01-19 13:52:06Z  changed  ten Hove, Harry
2013-05-13 05:29:58Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2013-05-16 21:52:35Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
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  Citation: Read, G. (2013). Anatomus Montfort, 1810. 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=325094 on 2017-10-24
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