WoRMS name details

Cirratulus norvegicus [sensu McIntosh, 1911]

336520  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:336520)

nomen dubium (recombined & alternate spelling usage of Audouinia norwegica)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
McIntosh, W.C. 1911. Notes from the Gatty Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews. No. 32. 1. On the American Syllides verrilli, Percy Moore, from Woods Hole, Mass. 2. On Nevaya whiteavesi, a form with certain relationships to Sclerocheilus, Grube, from Canada. 3. On the British Cirratulidae. 4. On the Cirratulidae dredged by the H.M.S. 'Porcupine' in 1869 and 1870. 5. On the Cirratulidae dreged in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada by Dr. Whiteaves. 6. On the Cirratulidae dredged in Norway by Canon Norman. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7: 145-173.
page(s): 171 [as "Cirratulus norvegicus ?"] [details]   
Note Not a type, but McIntosh's record of...  
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Type locality Not a type, but McIntosh's record of "Cirratulus norvegicus ?" is from offshore of Dröbak, Christiania Fjord, Norway in 30-100 fathoms (55-183 m). [details]
Taxonomy As remarked by Southern (1914: see under Cirratulus mcintoshi in WoRMS) it is unclear what McIntosh intended by his...  
Taxonomy As remarked by Southern (1914: see under Cirratulus mcintoshi in WoRMS) it is unclear what McIntosh intended by his "Cirratulus norvegicus ?" (note question mark). Given the question mark it is most likely he did not intend to introduce a new species name but rather was tentatively referring to previously described Audouinia norwegica Quatrefages, but in the process correcting norwegica to Latin norvegica, following the same correction in Grube (1873) who had used the recombination "Cirratulus norvegicus" in a listing for Quatrefages species. However, Southern chose to interpret McIntosh's record as intentionally a new species, and thus wrongly regarded it as a secondary homonym (strictly it can't be a homonym as the spelling differs from Quatrefages). Southern doesn't give a description but instead used McIntosh's description for his nom. nov. "Cirratulus Mcintoshi", which has been regarded since as a valid species. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Cirratulus norvegicus [sensu McIntosh, 1911]. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=336520 on 2019-08-21
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description McIntosh, W.C. 1911. Notes from the Gatty Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews. No. 32. 1. On the American Syllides verrilli, Percy Moore, from Woods Hole, Mass. 2. On Nevaya whiteavesi, a form with certain relationships to Sclerocheilus, Grube, from Canada. 3. On the British Cirratulidae. 4. On the Cirratulidae dredged by the H.M.S. 'Porcupine' in 1869 and 1870. 5. On the Cirratulidae dreged in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada by Dr. Whiteaves. 6. On the Cirratulidae dredged in Norway by Canon Norman. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 7: 145-173.
page(s): 171 [as "Cirratulus norvegicus ?"] [details]   

additional source Southern, R. (1914). Clare Island Survey. Archiannelida and Polychaeta. <em>Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy.</em> 31(47): 1-160., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34773787
page(s): 111 [details]   

source of synonymy Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. <em>Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper.</em> 23: 1-628.
page(s): 405 [assigned to then Cirratulus filiformis, now Aphelochaeta]  [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
From editor or global species database
Taxonomy As remarked by Southern (1914: see under Cirratulus mcintoshi in WoRMS) it is unclear what McIntosh intended by his "Cirratulus norvegicus ?" (note question mark). Given the question mark it is most likely he did not intend to introduce a new species name but rather was tentatively referring to previously described Audouinia norwegica Quatrefages, but in the process correcting norwegica to Latin norvegica, following the same correction in Grube (1873) who had used the recombination "Cirratulus norvegicus" in a listing for Quatrefages species. However, Southern chose to interpret McIntosh's record as intentionally a new species, and thus wrongly regarded it as a secondary homonym (strictly it can't be a homonym as the spelling differs from Quatrefages). Southern doesn't give a description but instead used McIntosh's description for his nom. nov. "Cirratulus Mcintoshi", which has been regarded since as a valid species. [details]

Type locality Not a type, but McIntosh's record of "Cirratulus norvegicus ?" is from offshore of Dröbak, Christiania Fjord, Norway in 30-100 fathoms (55-183 m). [details]

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