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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Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (superseded original combination)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
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis Lamarck, 1818
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis polycera Schmarda, 1861
Sources  original description Schmarda, Ludwig K. 1861. Neue wirbellose Thiere beobachtet und gesammelt auf einer Reise un die Erdr 1853 bis 1857. Erster Band (zweite halfte) Turbellarian, Rotatorien un Anneliden. 1-164. Wilhelm Engelmann. Leipzig., 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]

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

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editortype locality 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 (2015). Syllis polycera Schmarda, 1861. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338789 on 2015-05-28
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