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Sigalion Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1832

129594  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129594)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
masculine
Audouin, J.V. and Milne Edwards, H. (1832). [Part 1] Classification des Annélides et description de celles qui habitent les côtes de la France. <em>Annales des sciences naturelles, Paris.</em> Sér. 1, 27: 337-447., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6062037
page(s): 438, 441, plate 9, figures 1-10; note: for Sigalion mathildae [details]   
Note Type species S. Mathildae Audouin and Milne...  
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Type species Type species S. Mathildae Audouin and Milne Edwards is mentioned only as a footnote in Cuvier (1830), without description (so a nomen nudum), referring to "Aud. et Edw., Littor. de la France" which work did not appear until 1834. The actual first description was published in another Audouin & Milne Edwards work in 1832 in 'Annales des sciences naturelles" [details]
Etymology According to Mackie & Chambers (1990:52) "Several authors have treated Sigalion as neuter, but Sigalion is a Greek name for...  
Etymology According to Mackie & Chambers (1990:52) "Several authors have treated Sigalion as neuter, but Sigalion is a Greek name for the Egyptian god of silence, more commonly known as Harpocrates, and is of masculine gender (Lewis & Short 1879). This is clearly indicated by the words (" … aut tua Sigalion Aegyptius oscula signet . . .") of the poet Ausonius …" Much earlier Johnston (1865: 123) explained this in a footnote: "Sigalion is a name of Harpocrates, the companion of Aesculapius and Hygeia, by whom physicians were obliged to swear [an oath]"
 [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Sigalion Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1832. Accessed through: Kennedy, M.K., L. Van Guelpen, G. Pohle, L. Bajona (Eds.) (2021) Canadian Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/carms/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129594 on 2021-12-05
Nozères, C., Kennedy, M.K. (Eds.) (2021). Canadian Register of Marine Species. Sigalion Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1832. Accessed at: https://marinespecies.org/carms./aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129594 on 2021-12-05
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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original description Audouin, J.V. and Milne Edwards, H. (1832). [Part 1] Classification des Annélides et description de celles qui habitent les côtes de la France. <em>Annales des sciences naturelles, Paris.</em> Sér. 1, 27: 337-447., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/6062037
page(s): 438, 441, plate 9, figures 1-10; note: for Sigalion mathildae [details]   

taxonomy source Wehe, T. (2007). Revision of the scale worms (Polychaeta:Aphroditoidea) occurring in the seas surrounding the Arabian Peninsula. Part II: Sigalionidae. <em>Fauna of Arabia.</em> 23: 41–124. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

taxonomy source Mackie, Andrew S. Y.; Chambers, Susan J. (1990). Revision of the type species of Sigalion, Thalenessa and Eusigalion (Polychaeta: Sigalionidae). <em>Zoologica Scripta.</em> 19(1): 39-56., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.1990.tb00239.x [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 

basis of record Bellan, G. (2001). Polychaeta, <i>in</i>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Collection Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Day, J. H. (1967). [Errantia] A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 1. Errantia. British Museum (Natural History), London. pp. vi, 1–458, xxix., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/8596  [details]   

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

original description (unavailable nomenclaturally) Cuvier, G. (1830). <i>Le règne animal distingué d'après son organisation, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée.</i> Nouvelle édition 2, Vol. 3: 1-504, pls. 1-20 (1830). <em>[book series].</em> Nouvelle édition 2, Vol. 3: 1-504, pls. 1-20, Paris: Déterville & Crochard., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/33372853
page(s): 207; note: lacks a valid species name (Code12.2.5) [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
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Etymology According to Mackie & Chambers (1990:52) "Several authors have treated Sigalion as neuter, but Sigalion is a Greek name for the Egyptian god of silence, more commonly known as Harpocrates, and is of masculine gender (Lewis & Short 1879). This is clearly indicated by the words (" … aut tua Sigalion Aegyptius oscula signet . . .") of the poet Ausonius …" Much earlier Johnston (1865: 123) explained this in a footnote: "Sigalion is a name of Harpocrates, the companion of Aesculapius and Hygeia, by whom physicians were obliged to swear [an oath]"
 [details]

Grammatical gender masculine (fide Mackie & Chambers, 1990) [details]

Publication date A description of Sigalion was not published until 1832. However Cuvier (1830) prematurely published the name. The total content of his definition is this: "Les Sigalions, Aud. et Mil n. Edw., sont d'une forme bien plus alonge que les autres aphrodites; ils ont des cirrhes tous les pieds" He also refers (name only) to Sigalion Mathildae in a footnote, but as Audouin & Milne Edwards work was not published for another two years, this cannot validate Cuvier's nomen nudum species name usage by indication. Code article 12.2.5 requires an available species name for a new genus name. Mackie & Chambers (1990: 39-40) introduced the use of Cuvier, 1830 for the genus authority, but earlier workers had used the 1832 publication of Audouin & Milne Edwards, and this seems to be the correct decision under the Code. [details]

Type species Type species S. Mathildae Audouin and Milne Edwards is mentioned only as a footnote in Cuvier (1830), without description (so a nomen nudum), referring to "Aud. et Edw., Littor. de la France" which work did not appear until 1834. The actual first description was published in another Audouin & Milne Edwards work in 1832 in 'Annales des sciences naturelles" [details]
Sigalion mathildae Audouin & Milne Edwards in Cuvier, 1830
 Sigalion mathildae ...
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