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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula contortuplicata Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 338090

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 editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpulidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula contortuplicata (Species)
Status nomen dubium (indeterminable, but most later usages likely S. vermicularis)
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpulus Montfort, 1810
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula Linnaeus, 1758
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula contortuplicata Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula (Serpula) contortuplicata Linnaeus, 1758 (disused nominal subgenus)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula contorcuplicata [auct. misspelling] (misspelling of 'contortuplicata')
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpulus contortuplicatus (Linnaeus, 1758) (superseded recombination)
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]

source of synonymy Fauvel, P. (1927). Polychètes sédentaires. Addenda aux errantes, Arachiannélides, Myzostomaires. Faune de France Volume 16. Paul Lechevalier. Paris. 1-494., available online at http://www.faunedefrance.org/bibliotheque/docs/P.FAUVEL(FdeFr16)Polychetes-sendentaires.pdf [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality European waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment Serpula contorta: Gerth (1941: 160) is an error for S. contortuplicata Savigny, and should be referred to S. vermicularis [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Note that Serpula vermicularis, although junior in publication date to S contortuplicata and other original Serpula names of 1758, is type species of Serpula by ICZN Opinion 767, and might be assumed to outrank all other Serpula names for priority. However, it is noteworthy that Serpula contortuplicata is not directly dealt with in the Opinion. See also the application of Heppell (1963) where the differing early interpretations of Serpula contortuplicata Linnaeus, 1758 are discussed, but no request made to the ICZN as to how to treat it.

Serpula contortuplicata may be best regarded as a nomen oblitum (Art. 23.9), disregarding the minor usages in non taxonomic works for a few years post 1899, notably in the Tafel 96 figure in Haeckel's (1904) "Kunstformen der Natur" [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus The name Serpula contortuplicata has been used by various authors for various taxa, mostly for what is now Serpula vermicularis (e.g. by Savigny 1822, fide Fauvel 1927), but also suggested to equate to Hydroides norvegica (see e.g. Malmgren 1867: 228, also Hartman catalogue p.593), or even placed in Vermetidae. However, both Linnaeus (1767) and Lamarck (1818) refer to D'Argenville (1742, 1772) figs B, C, D, E. These, if identifiable at all, probably belong to Serpula vermicularis. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Atlantic Ocean, Europe [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338090
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2008-03-18 12:55:09Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-20 06:44:16Z  changed  Decock, Wim
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2012-11-06 12:37:23Z  changed  ten Hove, Harry
2012-11-06 21:15:58Z  changed  ten Hove, Harry
2016-06-15 22:21:14Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G.; ten Hove, H. (2016). Serpula contortuplicata Linnaeus, 1758. 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=338090 on 2016-12-06
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