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Polychaeta name details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnatomus Montfort, 1810

325094  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325094)

nomen dubium (Described as Mollusca. Indeterminable whether Mollusca or Polychaeta)
Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnatomus indicus Montfort, 1810 (type by original designation)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnatomus indicus Montfort, 1810 (nomen dubium)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Montfort P. [Denys de]. (1808-1810). Conchyliologie systématique et classification méthodique des coquilles. Paris: Schoell. Vol. 1: pp. lxxxvii + 409 [1808]. Vol. 2: pp. 676 + 16 [1810 (before 28 May)]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/10571
page(s): 279 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Erected in Mollusca for Anatomus indicus...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Erected in Mollusca for Anatomus indicus Montfort. It is difficult to ascertain what Montfort was describing, but it is not obviously a polychaete (Montfort in translation "in all respects it can not be counted among the annelid worms") Nevertheless this genus name appears to first enter Polychaeta nomenclature as a synonym of genus Spirorbis Daudin, fide Mörch (1863:428). This placement was reported, but tagged questionable by Hartman (1959). Recently ten Hove & Kupriyanova (2009) placed the genus as invalid, at least in Polychaeta, and referred it to Scissurellidae. However, it is regarded as belonging in spirorbins again by Geiger (2012). Polychaeta Nomen dubium.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Half a century subsequent to Montfort's...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Half a century subsequent to Montfort's publication Adams (1862) erected six new species in Mollusca under "Anatomus H. & A. Adams", stating that "By common consent, the somewhat mythical Anatomus of Denys de Montfort has been ignored. His name Anatomus, however, a very significant and good one, may still be used for those species of Scissurella in which the margin of the outer lip is fissured. Woodward has unnecessarily suggested the alteration Anatoma, for the sake, possibly, of the feminine termination." Thus Adams was not creating taxa under Anatomus Montfort, and the original names of the species of "Anatomus" of Adams belong in Mollusca, not Polychaeta. See Anatomus A. Adams, Aphia id 730975 now in Scissurellidae (Mollusca). [details]
Read, G. (2013). Anatomus Montfort, 1810. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325094 on 2017-12-15

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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2009-01-20 10:09:03Z
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2009-04-13 21:27:48Z
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2013-01-19 13:52:06Z
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original description Montfort P. [Denys de]. (1808-1810). Conchyliologie systématique et classification méthodique des coquilles. Paris: Schoell. Vol. 1: pp. lxxxvii + 409 [1808]. Vol. 2: pp. 676 + 16 [1810 (before 28 May)]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/10571
page(s): 279 [details]   

additional source Adams, A. (1862) On some new species of Scissurellidae from the Seas of China and Japan. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 3, 10, 346–348., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15602946 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

source of synonymy Mörch, O. A. L. (1863). Revisio critica Serpulidarum. Et Bidrag til Rørormenes Naturhistorie. Naturhistorisk Tidsskrift. København, Ser. 3, 1: 347-470, pl. 11 [also issued as a separate, 1–124, pl. 11]., available online at http://www.archive.org/details/naturhistoriskti01copeuoft
page(s): 428 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Erected in Mollusca for Anatomus indicus Montfort. It is difficult to ascertain what Montfort was describing, but it is not obviously a polychaete (Montfort in translation "in all respects it can not be counted among the annelid worms") Nevertheless this genus name appears to first enter Polychaeta nomenclature as a synonym of genus Spirorbis Daudin, fide Mörch (1863:428). This placement was reported, but tagged questionable by Hartman (1959). Recently ten Hove & Kupriyanova (2009) placed the genus as invalid, at least in Polychaeta, and referred it to Scissurellidae. However, it is regarded as belonging in spirorbins again by Geiger (2012). Polychaeta Nomen dubium.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Half a century subsequent to Montfort's publication Adams (1862) erected six new species in Mollusca under "Anatomus H. & A. Adams", stating that "By common consent, the somewhat mythical Anatomus of Denys de Montfort has been ignored. His name Anatomus, however, a very significant and good one, may still be used for those species of Scissurella in which the margin of the outer lip is fissured. Woodward has unnecessarily suggested the alteration Anatoma, for the sake, possibly, of the feminine termination." Thus Adams was not creating taxa under Anatomus Montfort, and the original names of the species of "Anatomus" of Adams belong in Mollusca, not Polychaeta. See Anatomus A. Adams, Aphia id 730975 now in Scissurellidae (Mollusca). [details]