WoRMS name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis fusicornis Schmarda, 1861

332399  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332399)

nomen dubium (juvenile Eunicida; not Syllidae)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Schmarda, L. K. (1861). Neue Wirbellose Thiere: Beobachted und Gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erdr 1853 bis 1857. In Turbellarien, Rotatorien und Anneliden. Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann. Erster Band, Zweite Hälfte., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/neuewirbelloseth21861schm
page(s): 71, text-figs. a-c on the middle of the page [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote South Africa, Cape of Good Hope, Table Bay...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality South Africa, Cape of Good Hope, Table Bay (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -33.88º, long. 18.45º). [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Type material not found by Licher (1999: 305), who considered it to be probably lost. [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Not stated in original description.   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Not stated in original description.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution South Africa: Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope.  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution South Africa: Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet fusicornis is composed by...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet fusicornis is composed by the words fusi, the genitive of the Latin noun fusus and meaning 'spindle', and the Latin adjective cornis, meaning 'horned', and refers to the three spindle shaped antennae present in the species.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Licher (1999: 305) in the absence of type...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Licher (1999: 305) in the absence of type material considered the species to be a nomen dubium.  [details]
Gil, J. (2015). Syllis fusicornis. 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=332399 on 2017-12-12

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2008-03-17 10:44:16Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2015-05-10 21:46:01Z
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2015-05-12 22:49:20Z
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original description Schmarda, L. K. (1861). Neue Wirbellose Thiere: Beobachted und Gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erdr 1853 bis 1857. In Turbellarien, Rotatorien und Anneliden. Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann. Erster Band, Zweite Hälfte., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/neuewirbelloseth21861schm
page(s): 71, text-figs. a-c on the middle of the page [details]  OpenAccess publication 

status source Licher, Frank 2000 (1999), Revision der Gattung Typosyllis Langerhans, 1879 (Polychaeta: Syllidae). Morphologie, Taxonomie und Phylogenie. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft 551:1-336
page(s): 305 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Not stated in original description.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution South Africa: Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment The description and drawings of Syllis fusicornis provided by Schmarda (1861: 71), together with the small size of the single studied specimen (6 mm long, 1.3 mm wide, 31 segments) suggest that the species is a juvenile Eunicida (Eunicidae or Onuphidae). The presence of only three prostomial appendages, the antennae, while the palps are still not developed, is characteristic of the younger stages of different genera of both families. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet fusicornis is composed by the words fusi, the genitive of the Latin noun fusus and meaning 'spindle', and the Latin adjective cornis, meaning 'horned', and refers to the three spindle shaped antennae present in the species.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Not stated in original description.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Licher (1999: 305) in the absence of type material considered the species to be a nomen dubium.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality South Africa, Cape of Good Hope, Table Bay (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. -33.88º, long. 18.45º). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Type material not found by Licher (1999: 305), who considered it to be probably lost. [details]