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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis (Ehlersia) heterochaeta Moore, 1909 
AphiaID: 338209

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 (Ehlersia) (Subgenus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis heterochaeta Moore, 1909
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis (Ehlersia) Quatrefages, 1865 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis Lamarck, 1818
Sources  original description Moore, J. Percy. (1909). The polychaetous annelids dredged by the U.S.S. "Albatross" off the coast of southern California in 1904. I. Syllidae, Sphaerodoridae, Hesionidae and Phyllodocidae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. 61: 321-351., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17974#page/337/mode/1up
page(s): 322-325, pl. XV figs. 1-4 [details]

source of synonymy Hartman, O. 1968. Atlas of the errantiate polychaetous annelids from California. 1-828. Allan Hancock Foundation, University of Southern California. Los Angeles. [details]

new combination reference 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): 262-264, fig. 109 [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Specimen  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype USNM 17400, locality Southern California (Pacific coast of USA, California, off San Nicolas Island ('from San Diego, Cal., through Santa Catalina and Santa Barbara, E. Point San Nicolas Island, S. 7.6 miles'; geocoordinates not provided, but estimated to be approximately lat. 33.182636º, long. -119.319507º); gray sand, black pebbles, shells; 216-339 fathoms (395-620 m)) [details]
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range From shelf to slope and canyon depths: 30-1335 m. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution From Western Canada to Southern California.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet heterochaeta refers to the different types of chaetae occurring in the species.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat In mixed sediments (muddy sand, silty sand, sand, pebbles, shells, gravel).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeotype Dorsey & Phillips (1987) searched unsuccessfully for the holotype of Syllis (Ehlersia) heterochaeta at the collections of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (ANSP). As the type species was considered to be missing at the ANSP (Dr. Arthur E. Bogan, ANSP pers. comm. in Dorsey & Phillips, 1987) the authors decided to designate as a neotype a second specimen donated to the ANSP by Moore in 1916, to replace the missing holotype. This specimen had been collected on the same cruise as the type, but in Central California off Point Pinos, Monterey Bay, and fully agreed with the original description. However, and as stated by Moore (1909: 321), 'Types of new species are to be deposited in the National Museum, and sets of cotypes and duplicates, as far as possible, also in the coöperating Universities and this Academy [ANSP]". This way, the holotype of Syllis (Ehlersia) heterochaeta still existed, but at the collections of the USNM, where it was originally deposited by Moore, with the reference number USNM 17400. This finding was published by Licher (1999: 262-264, 312), for which reason, and according to Article 75.8 of the ICZN, the rediscovered type USNM 17400 becomes again the name-bearing type of the species, while the neotype is set aside. Moreover, according to Licher (1999: 264) the neotype designated by Dorsey & Phillips (1987) is not identical with S. heterochaeta.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Pacific Ocean, California, off San Nicholas Island ("from San Diego, Cal., through Santa Catalina and Santa Barbara, E. Point San Nicolas Island, S. 7.6 miles"; geocoordinates not provided, but estimated to be approximately lat. 33.182636º, long. -119.319507º).  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material Holotype deposited at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington (USNM 17400).  [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338209
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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 (2014). Syllis (Ehlersia) heterochaeta Moore, 1909. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2014) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338209 on 2014-09-22
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