WoRMS name details

Autolytus solitarius Webster & Benedict, 1887

327068  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:327068)

nomen dubium
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Webster, Harrison Edwin and Benedict, James E. (1887). The Annelida Chaetopoda, from Eastport, Maine. <em>U.S. Commission of Fish & Fisheries. Report of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries.</em> 1885. part 13, II. appendix to report of commissioner, D.22. :707-758, including pls. 1-8., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15839855
page(s): 722-723, plate II fig. 51, plate IV figs. 52-54 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Holotype  USNM 27551, geounit Maine  
Holotype USNM 27551, geounit Maine [details]
Note Atlantic Ocean, USA, Maine, Eastport...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Atlantic Ocean, USA, Maine, Eastport (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 44.9026º, long. -66.9846º).  [details]
Type material Holotype a 5 mm long male stolon mounted in a slide, deposited at the National Museum of Natural History, USA (USNM 27551).  [details]
Depth range Unknown.   
Depth range Unknown.  [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of North America (Eastport, Maine, USA).   
Distribution Atlantic coast of North America (Eastport, Maine, USA).  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet solitarius, Latin adjective meaning 'solitary' or 'lonely', refers probably to the fact that "a single...  
Etymology The specific epithet solitarius, Latin adjective meaning 'solitary' or 'lonely', refers probably to the fact that "a single male specimen was taken" (Webster & Benedict, 1887: 722).  [details]

Status The holotype was revised by Nygren (2004: 193), who considered the species to be a nomen dubium, stating: "Male stolon of...  
Status The holotype was revised by Nygren (2004: 193), who considered the species to be a nomen dubium, stating: "Male stolon of Myrianida-type with single hair of tentacular cirri, and 3 chaetigers in region a. Could be the stolon to any of several Myrianida-taxa in the area." [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Autolytus solitarius Webster & Benedict, 1887. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=327068 on 2019-12-06
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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description Webster, Harrison Edwin and Benedict, James E. (1887). The Annelida Chaetopoda, from Eastport, Maine. <em>U.S. Commission of Fish & Fisheries. Report of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries.</em> 1885. part 13, II. appendix to report of commissioner, D.22. :707-758, including pls. 1-8., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15839855
page(s): 722-723, plate II fig. 51, plate IV figs. 52-54 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

status source Nygren, Arne. (2004). Revision of Autolytinae (Syllidae: Polychaeta). <em>Zootaxa.</em> 680: 1-314., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2004f/z00680f.pdf
page(s): 193; note: as nomen dubium [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype USNM 27551, geounit Maine [details]
From editor or global species database
Depth range Unknown.  [details]

Distribution Atlantic coast of North America (Eastport, Maine, USA).  [details]

Etymology The specific epithet solitarius, Latin adjective meaning 'solitary' or 'lonely', refers probably to the fact that "a single male specimen was taken" (Webster & Benedict, 1887: 722).  [details]

Habitat Unknown.  [details]

Status The holotype was revised by Nygren (2004: 193), who considered the species to be a nomen dubium, stating: "Male stolon of Myrianida-type with single hair of tentacular cirri, and 3 chaetigers in region a. Could be the stolon to any of several Myrianida-taxa in the area." [details]

Type locality Atlantic Ocean, USA, Maine, Eastport (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 44.9026º, long. -66.9846º).  [details]

Type material Holotype a 5 mm long male stolon mounted in a slide, deposited at the National Museum of Natural History, USA (USNM 27551).  [details]