WoRMS name details

Terebella gigantea Montagu, 1819

332474  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:332474)

nomen dubium (indeterminable without a type)
Species
Amphiro gigantea (Montagu, 1819) (superseded subsequent combination)
Amphitrite gigantea (Montagu, 1819) (superseded recombination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Montagu, George. (1819). Descriptions of five British species of the genus <i>Terebella</i>. <em>Transactions of the Linnean Society of London.</em> 12 (2): 340-344, pl. 11-13., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/758907
page(s): 341-342, plate XI [details]   
Type locality contained in United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Note Kingsbridge estuary, Devon, England, English...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Kingsbridge estuary, Devon, England, English Channel [details]
Status Lavesque et al (2021: 35) compared what is known of the morphology of Terebella gigantea to Loimia ramzega Lavesque et al...  
Status Lavesque et al (2021: 35) compared what is known of the morphology of Terebella gigantea to Loimia ramzega Lavesque et al 2017 because both are extremely large species of the English Channel coast. They concluded that despite this, that Loimia ramzega was not a match to what characters could be extracted from the description of Montagu (1819), and that the T. gigantea uncini (however as determined by McIntosh, 1922, not Montagu) were not the same. They place Terebella gigantea as a nomen dubium. They comment that Montagu never designated and deposited type material. However, this does not mean his specimens did not exist beyond his lifetime. They did, and it should be noted that his whole collection was purchased by Natural History Museum, London, from his estate (Read 2019: 17), and that some of Montagu's spirit collection material does still exist in the museum. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Terebella gigantea Montagu, 1819. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=332474 on 2021-12-01
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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 Montagu, George. (1819). Descriptions of five British species of the genus <i>Terebella</i>. <em>Transactions of the Linnean Society of London.</em> 12 (2): 340-344, pl. 11-13., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/758907
page(s): 341-342, plate XI [details]   

additional source Quatrefages, A. (1866). Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. <b>Volume 2.</b>. Première partie. 1-336. Deuxième Partie. 337-794. Explication des planches p.1-24. planches 1-20. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=M_xNAAAAcAAJ
page(s): 355 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. <em>Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper.</em> 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

source of synonymy Marenzeller, Emil von. (1884). Zur Kenntniss der adriatischen Anneliden. Dritter Beitrag. [Terebellen (<i>Amphitritea</i> Mgrn.)]. <em>Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe.</em> 89(1-3): 151-215, plates I-II., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/35292441
page(s): 193; note: with Lanice conchilega (Pallas, 1766) [details]  OpenAccess publication 

new combination reference McIntosh, W.C. 1922. A monograph of the British marine annelids. Polychaeta: Hermellidae to Sabellidae. London, Ray Society Vol. 4(1) pp.1-250. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/37485111
page(s): 114-117, plate CXX fig. 11, plate CXXVA figs. 10-10b; note: as Amphitrite gigantea [details]   

status source Lavesque, Nicolas; Daffe, Guillemine; Londoño-Mesa, Mario H.; Hutchings, Pat. (2021). Revision of the French Terebellidae sensu stricto (Annelida, Terebelliformia), with descriptions of nine new species. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 5038(1): 1-63., available online at https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5038.1
page(s): 35; note: suggested to be a nomen dubium. Morphology is compared to Loimia ramzega Lavesque et al 2017 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Status Lavesque et al (2021: 35) compared what is known of the morphology of Terebella gigantea to Loimia ramzega Lavesque et al 2017 because both are extremely large species of the English Channel coast. They concluded that despite this, that Loimia ramzega was not a match to what characters could be extracted from the description of Montagu (1819), and that the T. gigantea uncini (however as determined by McIntosh, 1922, not Montagu) were not the same. They place Terebella gigantea as a nomen dubium. They comment that Montagu never designated and deposited type material. However, this does not mean his specimens did not exist beyond his lifetime. They did, and it should be noted that his whole collection was purchased by Natural History Museum, London, from his estate (Read 2019: 17), and that some of Montagu's spirit collection material does still exist in the museum. [details]

Type locality Kingsbridge estuary, Devon, England, English Channel [details]