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Polychaeta name details

Clymene insignis Baird, 1871

326807  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:326807)

taxon inquirendum (poorly described, no subsequent usage of the name, location uncertain)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Baird, William. (1871). Description of some new species of Annelida and Gephyrea in the collection of the British Museum. <em>The Journal of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology.</em> 11(50): 94–97., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32049406 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Type locality contained in West Africa Coast  
type locality contained in West Africa Coast [details]
Note Type locality unknown to Baird. He only knew...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Type locality unknown to Baird. He only knew the specimen was "taken during the Congo Expedition". Therefore the best estimate that can be made is that the specimen came from offshore of "Congo", Western Central Africa, on the Atlantic coast. The Natural history museum original register similarly only records that the specimen was from the Congo Expedition. However the Museum's computer record for the holotype places the location as west of São Tomé. How this precision was derived is unknown, and must be unreliable if not supported by an original label.
 [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Clymene insignis Baird, 1871. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=326807 on 2021-12-07
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original description Baird, William. (1871). Description of some new species of Annelida and Gephyrea in the collection of the British Museum. <em>The Journal of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology.</em> 11(50): 94–97., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32049406 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

taxonomy source Arwidsson, Ivar. (1906). Studien über die skandinavischen und arktischen Maldaniden nebst Zusammenstellung der übrigen bisher bekannten Arten dieser Familie. <em>Inaugural-Dissertation zur erlangung der Doktorwürde. Der Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Sektion der Philosophischen Fakultät zu Upsala, Upsala Universitet, Upsala [sic].</em> 1-308. Plates 1-12. [published 1906 or at latest 2 Feb 1907]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/39358
note: Arwidsson did not know where to place Clymene insignis, but suggested Notoproctus [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Editor's comment Clymene is unused today, C. insignis was poorly described, has no usage of the name subsequent to Baird, and the type location is uncertain. Pending a re-evaluation of the holotype the name is here treated as a taxon inquirendum [details]

Publication date Publication date corrected to 1871, not 1873 as in the Hartman Catalogue. [details]

Type locality Type locality unknown to Baird. He only knew the specimen was "taken during the Congo Expedition". Therefore the best estimate that can be made is that the specimen came from offshore of "Congo", Western Central Africa, on the Atlantic coast. The Natural history museum original register similarly only records that the specimen was from the Congo Expedition. However the Museum's computer record for the holotype places the location as west of São Tomé. How this precision was derived is unknown, and must be unreliable if not supported by an original label.
 [details]

From other sources
Specimen The Natural History Museum, London [details]