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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis fusicornis Schmarda, 1861 
AphiaID: 332399

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 editorErrantia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis fusicornis (Species)
Status nomen dubium (juvenile Eunicida; not Syllidae)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis Lamarck, 1818
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis fusicornis Schmarda, 1861
Sources  original description Schmarda, Ludwig K. 1861. Neue wirbellose Thiere beobachtet und gesammelt auf einer Reise un die Erdr 1853 bis 1857. Erster Band (zweite halfte) Turbellarian, Rotatorien un Anneliden. 1-164. Wilhelm Engelmann. Leipzig., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/neuewirbelloseth21861schm
page(s): 71, text-figs. a-c on the middle of the page [details]

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]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Table Bay [details]
Links Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTo BHL  Note: Original description of Syllis fusicornis.  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
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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]
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Syllis fusicornis Schmarda, 1861
Syllis fusicornis Schm...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332399
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Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2008-03-17 10:44:16Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2015-05-10 21:46:01Z  changed  Gil, João
2015-05-12 22:49:20Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J. (2015). Syllis fusicornis Schmarda, 1861. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=332399 on 2015-08-29
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