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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula contortus Brown, 1827 
AphiaID: 430250

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 editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSabellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpulidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula contortus (Species)
Status nomen dubium (indeterminable and a junior homonym)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula Linnaeus, 1758
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpula contortus Brown, 1827
Sources  original description Brown, T. (1827) Illustrations of the Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland. Drawn from Nature. W.H. Lizars and D. Lizars, Edinburgh and S. Highley, London, 144 pp., 52 pls. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/127868 [details]

source of synonymy Johnston, George 1846. An index to the British Annelides [sic]. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, series 1, 16 (supplement to vol 16): 433-462. Plate 2. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/71834#page/447/mode/1up
page(s): 454; note: to Serpula triquetra [details]

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Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
United Kingdom
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScotland [details]
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment Described from a dried coiled tube, thus expected to be indeterminable. Previously referred in WoRMS to Hydroides norvegica but without a supporting reference [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrammatical gender gender agreement requires mandatory 'Serpula contorta' (a homonym), which Brown used in his 1844 second addition [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHomonymy junior to Serpula contorta Grube, 1850, which is a synonym of Vermiliopsis infundibulum [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Dunbar, Scotland, 56.003, -2.517. Author: "found at Dunbar by General Bingham, and in his Cabinet".  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:430250
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2009-11-10 11:20:11Z  created  ten Hove, Harry
2016-11-26 03:17:12Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G.; ten Hove, H. (2016). Serpula contortus Brown, 1827. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=430250 on 2016-12-06
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