WoRMS name details

Serpula contortus Brown, 1827

430250  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:430250)

nomen dubium (indeterminable and a junior homonym)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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]   
Note Dunbar, Scotland, 56.003, -2.517. Author:...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Dunbar, Scotland, 56.003, -2.517. Author: "found at Dunbar by General Bingham, and in his Cabinet".  [details]
Homonymy junior to Serpula contorta Grube, 1850, which is a synonym of Vermiliopsis infundibulum  
Homonymy junior to Serpula contorta Grube, 1850, which is a synonym of Vermiliopsis infundibulum [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Serpula contortus Brown, 1827. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=430250 on 2018-02-25
Date
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2009-11-10 11:20:11Z
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2016-11-26 03:17:12Z
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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]   

additional source Brown, T. (1844) Illustrations of the Recent Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with the Description and Localities of all the Species, Marine, Land, and Fresh Water. Drawn and Coloured from Nature. Second Edition, Greatly Enlarged. Smith, Elder & C
page(s): 122, plate 55 fig 4; note: plate 55 is repeated from plate 2 of Brown 1827 [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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From editor or global species database
Editor'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]

Grammatical gender gender agreement requires mandatory 'Serpula contorta' (a homonym), which Brown used in his 1844 second addition [details]

Homonymy junior to Serpula contorta Grube, 1850, which is a synonym of Vermiliopsis infundibulum [details]

Type locality Dunbar, Scotland, 56.003, -2.517. Author: "found at Dunbar by General Bingham, and in his Cabinet".  [details]