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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratulispio McIntosh, 1911 
AphiaID: 325160

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 editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratuliformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratulidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratulispio (Genus)
Status nomen dubium (indeterminable from description)
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratulispio caulleryi McIntosh, 1915 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratulidae Carus, 1863
Sources  original description McIntosh, W.C. 1911. Notes from the Gatty Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews. No. 32. 1. On the American Syllides verrilli, Percy Moore, from Woods Hole, Mass. 2. On Nevaya whiteavesi, a form with certain relationships to Sclerocheilus, Grube, from Canada. 3. On the British Cirratulidae. 4. On the Cirratulidae dredged by the H.M.S. 'Porcupine' in 1869 and 1870. 5. On the Cirratulidae dreged in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada by Dr. Whiteaves. 6. On the Cirratulidae dredged in Norway by Canon Norman. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7: 145-173.
page(s): 167 [A worm is described, named 'Cirratulispio', but no species name is assigned] [details]

redescription McIntosh, W.C. 1915. A monograph of the British Annelids. Volume III. Part I. Text. Polychaeta, Opheliidae to Ammocharidae. 1-368. Ray Society. London., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/118632#page/9/mode/1up
page(s): 268 [details]

status 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): 402 [Hartman states that regarded as perhaps a Cirratulus or Chaetozone] [details]

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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratulispio caulleryi McIntosh, 1915 (taxon inquirendum, indeterminable from description)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDescription McIntosh (1911) described the unnamed species as "A peculiar form, which may temporarily be termed Cirratulispio, was dredged in the ' Porcupine' Expedition of 1869 in 378 fathoms in sticky mud off the coast of Ireland. The mud contained fragments of foraminifera, coccoliths, and sandy debris. The head (Pl. VI. fig. 7) is bluntly conical and the sides of the cone slightly hollowed. A pair of slender tentacles pass from the bristled segment immediately behind, and therefore apparently posterior to the buccal ring. The body is filiform and elongated, probably 2-3 inches in length, apparently tubicolous, and it is imperfect posteriorly ; but at least two regions are recognizable--namely, the anterior with nine pairs of well-marked pale golden bristles, and the succeeding division [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPublication date McIntosh claims 1911 for the date of publication of the genus, and this is the date in Hartman Catalogue. Although McIntosh did not name a species until 1915, the 1911 name is available as McIntosh included a description (ICZN Art 12.1 Names published before 1931.). It could be argued that his description (see above) is of the no-name species rather than defining a genus, but at present this seems irrelevant while the genus is a nomen dubium, and probably unsoundly based on a regenerating specimen (see Fauvel, 1927).
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325160
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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
2014-07-22 22:49:59Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2014-07-29 01:34:50Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
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  Citation: Read, G. (2014). Cirratulispio McIntosh, 1911. 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=325160 on 2017-10-20
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