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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis polycera Schmarda, 1861 
AphiaID: 338789

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 polycera (Species)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontosyllis polycera (Schmarda, 1861)
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProcome Ehlers, 1864
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis Lamarck, 1818
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis polycera Schmarda, 1861
Sources  original description Schmarda, L. K. (1861). Neue Wirbellose Thiere: Beobachted und Gesammelt auf einer Reise um die Erdr 1853 bis 1857. In Turbellarien, Rotatorien und Anneliden. Leipzig, Verlag von Wilhelm Engelmann. Erster Band, Zweite Hälfte., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/neuewirbelloseth21861schm
page(s): 72, two unnumbered text-figs. on top of page 72, plate XXVIII fig. 219 [details] [full text]

new combination reference Augener, H. (1918). Polychaeta. Beitrage zur Kenntnis der Meeresfauna Westafrikas. 2(2): 67-625, plates II-VII., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7172671#page/79/mode/1up
page(s): 283-286, text-figs. plate V fig. 97 [details]

Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality contained in Table Bay [details]
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepth range Not stated in the original description.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution South Africa: Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The specific epithet polycera is composed by the Greek prefix poly-, meaning 'many' or 'much', and the Greek word kéras, meaning 'horn', and seems to make reference to the tentacular cirri of the species, described as being eight.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Not stated in the original description.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Moved to different genus.  [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: 285).  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338789
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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). Syllis polycera Schmarda, 1861. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338789 on 2017-10-18
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