WoRMS name details

Polydora truncata (Hartman, 1936)

338523  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:338523)

 unaccepted (superseded recombination; lapsus calami in Hartman (1936))
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(of Boccardia truncata Hartman, 1936) Hartman, Olga. (1936). New species of Spionidae (Annelida Polychaeta) from the coast of California. <em>University of California Publications in Zoology.</em> 41(6): 45-52.
page(s): 49-50, figs. 11-16 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Note Pacific Ocean, USA, central California, San...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Pacific Ocean, USA, central California, San Mateo County, about one-fourth mile (~500 m) south Moss Beach (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 37.5138º, long. -122.5124º), from soft sandstone reefs at low-tide level.  [details]
Type material The whereabouts of the type material are not known, as well as if it still exists. Vasily I. Radashevsky (18 November 2010) revised the material deposited at the Smithsonian Institution as Boccardia truncata (USNM 20216). This material had been collected at Newport Bay (California) in December 1935, and labeled by Olga Hartman as homoeotypes of Boccardia truncata. According to the data available at the online catalogue of the Smithsonian Institution, USNM 20216 included 6 fragments: ''They were 65-segment anterior fragment without modified spines in posterior notopodia; 31-, 32-, and ca. 60-segment middle fragments with modified spines in posterior notopodia; 95-segment posterior fragment with modified spines in 50 posterior notopodia; and 71-segment posterior fragment without modified notosetae. 71-segment posterior fragment was REMOVED and registered as Polydora sp. USNM 182876''. The rest of the material was re-identified by V.I. Radashevsky as belonging to Boccardiella hamata (Webster, 1879). Moreover, it is stated that ''Rear end belonging to Polydora sp. was removed and cataloged as 182876. It was the rear end that Hartman illustrated in her description of Boccardia truncata.''  [details]
Depth range Low-tide level.   
Depth range Low-tide level.  [details]

Distribution Pacific coast of central California (USA), near Moss Beach (San Mateo County). Known only from the type locality.   
Distribution Pacific coast of central California (USA), near Moss Beach (San Mateo County). Known only from the type locality.  [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet truncata is the feminine of the Latin adjective truncatus, meaning 'maimed', 'mutilated'...  
Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet truncata is the feminine of the Latin adjective truncatus, meaning 'maimed', 'mutilated' or 'cutted off', and presumably refers to the ''broader, shorter ''head'' '' of the species (Hartman, 1936: 50).  [details]

Taxonomy Moved to different genus.  
Taxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta database. Polydora truncata (Hartman, 1936). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=338523 on 2021-01-21
Date
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2016-03-28 15:04:56Z
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original description  (of Boccardia truncata Hartman, 1936) Hartman, Olga. (1936). New species of Spionidae (Annelida Polychaeta) from the coast of California. <em>University of California Publications in Zoology.</em> 41(6): 45-52.
page(s): 49-50, figs. 11-16 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Hartman, Olga. (1936). New species of Spionidae (Annelida Polychaeta) from the coast of California. <em>University of California Publications in Zoology.</em> 41(6): 45-52.
page(s): 49-50, figs. 11-16; note: only citation as Polydora truncata in page 49 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

new combination reference Blake, James A.; Kudenov, Jerry D. (1978). The Spionidae (Polychaeta) from Southeastern Australia and adjacent areas with a revision of the genera. <em>Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria.</em> 39: 171-280., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/39441579
page(s): 265 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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Depth range Low-tide level.  [details]

Distribution Pacific coast of central California (USA), near Moss Beach (San Mateo County). Known only from the type locality.  [details]

Etymology Not stated. The specific epithet truncata is the feminine of the Latin adjective truncatus, meaning 'maimed', 'mutilated' or 'cutted off', and presumably refers to the ''broader, shorter ''head'' '' of the species (Hartman, 1936: 50).  [details]

Habitat Soft sandstone reefs at low-tide level.  [details]

Original Combination In the original description the species is cited by Hartman (1936) both as Polydora truncata (p. 49) and as Boccardia truncata (pp. 46, 50). From the text of the publication it becomes evident that Hartman's intention was to place the new species under the genus Boccardia, and that the combination Polydora truncata was a lapsus calami. The color of the new species is described as ''Greenish brown in life, lacking sooty, prostomial pigmentation characteristic of Boccardia natrix (Söderström), though often with sooty spots behind bases of parapodia; body fluid deep brown'' (p. 50), while in the section 'Systematic discussion' (same page), it is stated that ''Boccardia truncata approaches B. redeki Horst from Holland more nearly than any other known species. It differs from this species in the structure of its modified hooks and in having a much broader, shorter ''head'' ''. In the figure legend (p. 46) the species is also referred under the combination Boccardia truncata and this combination was also used for the homeotypes deposited by O. Hartman at the Smithsonian Institution. Finally, Hartman (1941: 290, 299; 1959: 375) was the first author to cite the species, using always the combination Boccardia truncata as being the original one. For this reason the original combination is here considered as being Boccardia truncata, while the combination Polydora truncata is viewed as the result of a lapsus calami.  [details]

Taxonomy Moved to different genus. [details]

Type locality Pacific Ocean, USA, central California, San Mateo County, about one-fourth mile (~500 m) south Moss Beach (geocoordinates not provided, estimated with gazetteer to be approximately lat. 37.5138º, long. -122.5124º), from soft sandstone reefs at low-tide level.  [details]

Type material The whereabouts of the type material are not known, as well as if it still exists. Vasily I. Radashevsky (18 November 2010) revised the material deposited at the Smithsonian Institution as Boccardia truncata (USNM 20216). This material had been collected at Newport Bay (California) in December 1935, and labeled by Olga Hartman as homoeotypes of Boccardia truncata. According to the data available at the online catalogue of the Smithsonian Institution, USNM 20216 included 6 fragments: ''They were 65-segment anterior fragment without modified spines in posterior notopodia; 31-, 32-, and ca. 60-segment middle fragments with modified spines in posterior notopodia; 95-segment posterior fragment with modified spines in 50 posterior notopodia; and 71-segment posterior fragment without modified notosetae. 71-segment posterior fragment was REMOVED and registered as Polydora sp. USNM 182876''. The rest of the material was re-identified by V.I. Radashevsky as belonging to Boccardiella hamata (Webster, 1879). Moreover, it is stated that ''Rear end belonging to Polydora sp. was removed and cataloged as 182876. It was the rear end that Hartman illustrated in her description of Boccardia truncata.''  [details]