WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBranchiomma koellikeri Claparède, 1868

339872

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:339872

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Claparède, Rene-Édouard. (1868). [Book version of 1868] Les annelides chétopodes du Golfe de Naples. [book]. pp. 499 plus 31 plates, Ramboz et Schuchardt, Genève., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/48090491
page(s): 423; note: as köllikeri [details]   
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNote It was thought that types were not retained by...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material It was thought that types were not retained by Claparède. However, Gil & Nishi, 2017 state that Knight-Jones (1997) refers to the existence of a type of Branchiomma koellikeri Claparède, 1869 deposited at the Zoological Museum of Berlin (currently the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin), with the reference number ZMB 6387. The pathway to verification of this is unclear. Knight-Jones' actual statement is "(apparently no type, but material so labelled, ZMB 6387)". This seems to indicate that Knight-Jones was not confident of the provenance of the material, and justifiably so as past museum workers frequently wrongly labelled specimens as types. However, it would be a significant discovery if indeed a Claparède specimen. [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Naples [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Giangrande & Licciano(2008) places Branchiomma...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Giangrande & Licciano(2008) places Branchiomma koellikeri as a synonym of Megalomma lanigerum (as M. lanigera), although no type is known for Branchiomma koellikeri (as 'kollikeri') [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material It was thought that types were not retained by...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material It was thought that types were not retained by Claparède. However, Gil & Nishi, 2017 state that Knight-Jones (1997) refers to the existence of a type of Branchiomma koellikeri Claparède, 1869 deposited at the Zoological Museum of Berlin (currently the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin), with the reference number ZMB 6387. The pathway to verification of this is unclear. Knight-Jones' actual statement is "(apparently no type, but material so labelled, ZMB 6387)". This seems to indicate that Knight-Jones was not confident of the provenance of the material, and justifiably so as past museum workers frequently wrongly labelled specimens as types. However, it would be a significant discovery if indeed a Claparède specimen. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Naples  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Naples [details]
Read, G. (2017). Branchiomma koellikeri Claparède, 1868. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=339872 on 2017-11-18

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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2017-03-15 22:50:21Z
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2017-06-03 20:39:50Z
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2017-09-08 03:51:42Z
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original description Claparède, Rene-Édouard. (1868). [Book version of 1868] Les annelides chétopodes du Golfe de Naples. [book]. pp. 499 plus 31 plates, Ramboz et Schuchardt, Genève., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/48090491
page(s): 423; note: as köllikeri [details]   

source of synonymy Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source Giangrande, A.; Licciano, M. (2008). Revision of the species of Megalomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae) from the Mediterranean Sea, with the description of M. messapicum n.sp. Italian Journal of Zoology. 75(2): 207-217., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11250000801913124
note: places Branchiomma koellikeri as a synonym of Megalomma lanigerum (as M. lanigera) [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment Some authors, notably Johansson (1926, 1927), and the Hartman catalogue, and even recent authors, mistakenly treated Claparède's use of Branchiomma as if it was a homonym. This is incorrect as it is very clear he was using the genus name of Kölliker. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling The original spelling of Claparède was as Branchiomma köllikeri (also was in capitals) [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Giangrande & Licciano(2008) places Branchiomma koellikeri as a synonym of Megalomma lanigerum (as M. lanigera), although no type is known for Branchiomma koellikeri (as 'kollikeri') [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material It was thought that types were not retained by Claparède. However, Gil & Nishi, 2017 state that Knight-Jones (1997) refers to the existence of a type of Branchiomma koellikeri Claparède, 1869 deposited at the Zoological Museum of Berlin (currently the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin), with the reference number ZMB 6387. The pathway to verification of this is unclear. Knight-Jones' actual statement is "(apparently no type, but material so labelled, ZMB 6387)". This seems to indicate that Knight-Jones was not confident of the provenance of the material, and justifiably so as past museum workers frequently wrongly labelled specimens as types. However, it would be a significant discovery if indeed a Claparède specimen. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Mediterranean Sea, Gulf of Naples [details]