WoRMS name details

Serpula penicillus Linnaeus, 1758

340008  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:340008)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
 Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 788 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Note Malta. Author: "Habitat in M. Mediterraneo ad...  
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Type locality Malta. Author: "Habitat in M. Mediterraneo ad Melitam"
 [details]
Etymology As 'penicillus' is a masculine Latin noun diminutive meaning a little brush, it is here regarded as unchanging as a noun in...  
Etymology As 'penicillus' is a masculine Latin noun diminutive meaning a little brush, it is here regarded as unchanging as a noun in apposition to a feminine genus. If Linnaeus had intended an adjective he would have used 'penicillatus' meaning brush-like. A feminine form 'penicilla' is not possible, and penicilla is also the nominative plural of neuter noun penicillum [details]

Nomenclature It seems clear that Sabella penicillus (was Serpula penicillus) is the valid name for what is known widely as Sabella...  
Nomenclature It seems clear that Sabella penicillus (was Serpula penicillus) is the valid name for what is known widely as Sabella spallanzanii. For the purposes of stability, following Knight-Jones & Perkins (1998), this is currently ignored. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Serpula penicillus Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=340008 on 2018-10-15
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
created
2008-03-20 06:44:16Z
changed
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2010-03-25 02:26:11Z
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original description  Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 788 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  Heppell, David 1963. Serpula Linnaeus, 1758 (Annelida, Polychaeta). Proposed designation of a type-species under the plenary powers and relevant proposals. Z.N.(S.) 1606. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 20(6): 443-446., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12221788
page(s): 443 [details]   

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

status source  Knight-Jones, Phyllis and Perkins, Thomas H. 1998. A revision of Sabella, Bispira and Stylomma (Polychaeta: Sabellidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London, 123: 385-467, 31 figures. [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Etymology As 'penicillus' is a masculine Latin noun diminutive meaning a little brush, it is here regarded as unchanging as a noun in apposition to a feminine genus. If Linnaeus had intended an adjective he would have used 'penicillatus' meaning brush-like. A feminine form 'penicilla' is not possible, and penicilla is also the nominative plural of neuter noun penicillum [details]

Nomenclature It seems clear that Sabella penicillus (was Serpula penicillus) is the valid name for what is known widely as Sabella spallanzanii. For the purposes of stability, following Knight-Jones & Perkins (1998), this is currently ignored. [details]

Type locality Malta. Author: "Habitat in M. Mediterraneo ad Melitam"
 [details]