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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis brevicornis Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 
AphiaID: 337275

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 editorNereididae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis brevicornis (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination|comb. Nov)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNamalycastis brevicornis (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis Savigny, 1822 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis Savigny in Lamarck, 1818
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLycastis brevicornis Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833
Sources  original description Audouin, J.V. and Milne Edwards, H. (1833). Classification des Annélides et description de celles qui habitent les côtes de la France. Annales des sciences naturelles, Paris, sér. 1. 29: 195-269., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/29342#page/199/mode/1up
page(s): 223-226, plate XIV figs. 6-12 [details]

source of synonymy Glasby, C.J. (1999). The Namanereidinae (Polychaeta: Nereididae). Part 1. Taxonomy and phylogeny. Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement. 25: 1-129., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3853/j.0812-7387.25.1999.1354
page(s): 40-42, figs. 1c, 14a-e, 15, table 4 [details]

source of synonymy Hartman, O. 1959. Capitellidae and Nereidae (marine annelids) from the Gulf side of Florida with a review of freshwater Nereidae. Bulletin of Marine Science of the Gulf and Caribbean, 9(2): 153-168., available online at http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/umrsmas/bullmar/1959/00000009/00000002/art00002 [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile [details]
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype MNHN POLY TYPE 1370, locality France (Atlantic coast of France, Bay of Biscay, Poitou-Charentes, coasts of Noirmoutier (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 46.98º, long. -2.22º)) [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (19 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Not stated by Audouin & Milne-Edwards (1833). Probably shallow water. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic coast of France: Noirmoutier (Poitou-Charentes).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet brevicornis is composed by the Latin prefix brevi-, meaning 'short', and the Latin adjective cornis, meaning 'horned', and refers to the short antennae and palps: "La tête (fig. 7), ne présente rien de remarquable; les antennes mitoyennes (c) [i.e. antennae; note by the editor] sont petites, côniques et très écartées l'une de l'autre; les antennes externes (d) [i.e. palps; note by the editor] sont également assez courtes, et formées comme celles des Néréides, de deux articles, l'un basilaire très-gros, l'autre terminal et fort petit" (Audouin & Milne-Edwards, 1833: 223).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Not stated by Audouin & Milne-Edwards (1833).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus (Namalycastis). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Atlantic coast of France, Bay of Biscay, Poitou-Charentes, coasts of Noirmoutier (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 46.98º, long. -2.22º). Several authors state La Rochelle (Charente, France) as the type locality of the species, apparently based on the label associated to an existing possible holotype. However, Audouin & Milne-Edwards (1833: 224) clearly state Noirmoutier as the type locality: "Nous l'avons trouvée sur les côtes de Noirmoutier".  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Possible holotype deposited at the Musée National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, POLY TYPE 1370.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:337275
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2008-03-18 12:55:09Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2008). Lycastis brevicornis Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=337275 on 2016-12-08
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