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Polychaeta name details

Eulalia (Pterocirrus) microcephala Claparède, 1870

339583  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:339583)

nomen dubium (type lost, description inadequate)
Species
Pterocirrus microcephala (Claparède, 1870) (recombination of nomen dubium)
Sige microcephala (Claparède, 1870) (recombination of nomen dubium)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Claparède, Édouard. (1870). Les Annélides Chétopodes du Golfe de Naples. Supplément. <em>Mémoires de la Société de physique et d'histoire naturelle de Genève.</em> 20(2): 365-542 [separate pagination at page top, continuous pagination at bottom]., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2094031
page(s): 462, plate IX fig. 3 [details]   
Note Gulf of Naples, Mediterranean Sea (gazetteer...  
From editor or global species database
Type locality Gulf of Naples, Mediterranean Sea (gazetteer estimate 40.7°, 14.25°). [details]
Type material Types not retained. [details]
Depth range Not stated in the original description.  
Depth range Not stated in the original description. [details]

Distribution Mediterranean Sea: Gulf of Naples (Italy); Atlantic Ocean: Roscoff (France).  
Distribution Mediterranean Sea: Gulf of Naples (Italy); Atlantic Ocean: Roscoff (France). [details]

Etymology Not stated in the original description. The specific epithet microcephala is a New Latin adjective derived from the Ancient...  
Etymology Not stated in the original description. The specific epithet microcephala is a New Latin adjective derived from the Ancient Greek, meaning 'having a very small head', and refers presumably to the small size of the prostomium of the species: "Lobus cephalicus minimus [...] L'extrême petitesse de son lobe céphalique et la briéveté de ses antennes lui donnent une apparence toute spéciale" (Claparède, 1870: 462). [details]

Taxonomy Moved to different genus by Augener (1910: 233, 235; to Pterocirrus), and Hartman (1959: 150, 166; to Sige).  
Taxonomy Moved to different genus by Augener (1910: 233, 235; to Pterocirrus), and Hartman (1959: 150, 166; to Sige). [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Eulalia (Pterocirrus) microcephala Claparède, 1870. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=339583 on 2019-05-25
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2008-03-18 12:55:09Z
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original description Claparède, Édouard. (1870). Les Annélides Chétopodes du Golfe de Naples. Supplément. <em>Mémoires de la Société de physique et d'histoire naturelle de Genève.</em> 20(2): 365-542 [separate pagination at page top, continuous pagination at bottom]., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2094031
page(s): 462, plate IX fig. 3 [details]   

additional source Cabioch, Louis, L'Hardy, Jean Paul, and Rullier, Francois. 1968. Inventaire de la Faune Marine de Roscoff. Annélides. 1-97. 2nd edition. Editions de la Station Biologique de Roscoff
page(s): 22 [details]   

new combination reference 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): 150, 166; note: as Sige microcephala [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

new combination reference Augener, Hermann. (1910). Bemerkungen über einige Polychaeten von Roscoff, über zwei neue Polynoiden des Berliner Museum und über die Brutpflege von <i>Hipponoë gaudichaudi</i> Aud. & M.-Edw. <em>Zoologischer Anzeiger, Leipzig.</em> 36: 232-239, 241-249., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9737057
page(s): 233, 235; note: as Pterocirrus microcephala [details]   

status source Pleijel, Fredrik. (1991). Phylogeny and classification of the Phyllodocidae (Polychaeta). <em>Zoologica Scripta.</em> 20(3): 225-261., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.1991.tb00289.x
page(s): 256; note: considered as 'genus uncertain' and a possible nomen dubium [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

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Depth range Not stated in the original description. [details]

Diagnosis Original diagnosis by Claparède (1870: 462): "Corpus longitudine 80mm, latitudine 3mm, subteres, antice et postice attenuatum, viride. Lobus cephalicus minimus, suborbicularis, oculis duobus mediocribus, antennis brevissimis.[details]

Distribution Mediterranean Sea: Gulf of Naples (Italy); Atlantic Ocean: Roscoff (France). [details]

Editor's comment The illustration of the species provided by Claparède (1870: plage IX fig. 3) shows an enlarged ventral tentacular cirri in segment 2, with a foliose ventral outgrowth. This feature is typical of the genus Pterocirrus, and seems to confirm that the species should be included in this genus. Whether it is a valid species or not, requires further investigation. [details]

Etymology Not stated in the original description. The specific epithet microcephala is a New Latin adjective derived from the Ancient Greek, meaning 'having a very small head', and refers presumably to the small size of the prostomium of the species: "Lobus cephalicus minimus [...] L'extrême petitesse de son lobe céphalique et la briéveté de ses antennes lui donnent une apparence toute spéciale" (Claparède, 1870: 462). [details]

Habitat Not stated in the original description. Type material collected during the winter 1868-1869. [details]

Taxonomy Moved to different genus by Augener (1910: 233, 235; to Pterocirrus), and Hartman (1959: 150, 166; to Sige). [details]

Type locality Gulf of Naples, Mediterranean Sea (gazetteer estimate 40.7°, 14.25°). [details]

Type material Types not retained. [details]