WoRMS name details

Sige californiensis Chamberlin, 1919

339575  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:339575)

nomen dubium (type lost, description inadequate)
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Chamberlin, R. V. (1919). New polychaetous annelids from Laguna Beach, California. <em>Pomona College Journal of Entomology and Zoology.</em> 11(1): 1-23., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12263520 [details]   
Note Type believed lost (fide Pleijel et al....  
From editor or global species database
Type material Type believed lost (fide Pleijel et al. 2012) [details]
Type locality Pacific Ocean, Laguna Beach, California [details]
Status Pleijel et al assess the species as follows: "Chamberlin (1919) stated that the type of Sige californiensis was deposited...  
Status Pleijel et al assess the species as follows: "Chamberlin (1919) stated that the type of Sige californiensis was deposited at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, but today it is not present there and we consider it lost. Hartman (1936) synonymized S. californiensis with Sige bifoliata Moore, 1909. She did not mention examining Chamberlin’s material and the synonymy is likely based solely on a comparison of the descriptions. In the absence of type material it is difficult to verify or reject Hartman’s synonymy; Chamberlin’s original description is too brief and without any illustrations and we regard Sige californiensis as a nomen dubium. From the original description it would rather appear to belong to Pterocirrus (Pleijel 1990, 1991) and could possibly constitute a senior synonym of Pterocirrus montereyensis, but there is not enough information to assess this." [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2019). World Polychaeta database. Sige californiensis Chamberlin, 1919. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=339575 on 2019-11-20
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2014-12-23 00:55:29Z
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original description Chamberlin, R. V. (1919). New polychaetous annelids from Laguna Beach, California. <em>Pomona College Journal of Entomology and Zoology.</em> 11(1): 1-23., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12263520 [details]   

source of synonymy Hartman, O. 1936. A review of the Phyllodocidae (Annelida Polychaeta) of the coast of California, with descriptions of nine new species. University of California Publications in Zoology, 41(10): 117-132.
note: synonymised with Sige bifoliata [details]   

status source Pleijel, F.; Aguado, M. T.; Rouse, G. W. (2012). New and lesser known species of Chrysopetalidae, Phyllodocidae and Syllidae from south California (Phyllodocida, Aciculata, Annelida). <em>Zootaxa.</em> (3506): 1-25., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2012/f/z03506p025f.pdf
page(s): 17; note: assessed as Nomen dubium [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Status Pleijel et al assess the species as follows: "Chamberlin (1919) stated that the type of Sige californiensis was deposited at the Museum of Comparative Zoology, but today it is not present there and we consider it lost. Hartman (1936) synonymized S. californiensis with Sige bifoliata Moore, 1909. She did not mention examining Chamberlin’s material and the synonymy is likely based solely on a comparison of the descriptions. In the absence of type material it is difficult to verify or reject Hartman’s synonymy; Chamberlin’s original description is too brief and without any illustrations and we regard Sige californiensis as a nomen dubium. From the original description it would rather appear to belong to Pterocirrus (Pleijel 1990, 1991) and could possibly constitute a senior synonym of Pterocirrus montereyensis, but there is not enough information to assess this." [details]

Type material Type believed lost (fide Pleijel et al. 2012) [details]

From other sources
Type locality Pacific Ocean, Laguna Beach, California [details]