Phyllosyllis albida Ehlers, 1897

Nygren, Arne, 2004, Revision of Autolytinae (Syllidae: Polychaeta)., Zootaxa 680, pp. 1-314: 195-196

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10.5281/zenodo.157809

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scientific name

Phyllosyllis albida Ehlers, 1897
status

 

Phyllosyllis albida Ehlers, 1897 

Phyllosyllis albida Ehlers, 1897: 61  –63, pl. 4, fig. 77–80; Augener, 1918: 304 –305; Hartman 1964: 83–84, pl. 26, fig. 3, 4.

Not Phyllosyllis albida Ehlers 1913: 494  –495, pl. 33, fig. 7–8 (= Virchowia branchiata  )

Distribution. Antarctic.

Remarks. The original description was based on a single damaged specimen, with short equal fusiform dorsal cirri from chaetiger 2. The first segment was interpreted as having chaetae, and two pairs of tentacular cirri. This is probably a misconception, as this is not found in any other autolytine, or syllid. Of course, there may be several hypothetic explanations for this; one is that the first dorsal cirri pair is lost, and what is seen are the two pairs of tentacular cirri; another one is that one of the tentacular cirri pair is lost, and what is seen are one pair of tentacular cirri and first dorsal cirri; a third is that there is only one pair of tentacular cirri, as suggested by San Martín and Alós (1989). The bottom line is, without any material, any explanation is possible. The second description by Ehlers, under the name P. albida  , is of a completely different taxon, later described as Autolytus branchiatus  (now in Virchowia  ), with furcating nuchal epaulettes, and alternating club shaped dorsal cirri. Augener's redescription is also of this latter type. Later redescriptions and notes are only referred to Ehlers' first description. Hartman (1965) synonymized Phyllosyllis  with Procerastea  , but her justification for this is not understood. As there is no type material, confusion of what P. albida  is, and unlikely to be recognized if found again, P. albida  is considered as nomen dubium.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Phyllodocida

Family

Syllidae

Genus

Phyllosyllis

Loc

Phyllosyllis albida Ehlers, 1897

Nygren, Arne 2004

2004
Loc

Phyllosyllis albida

Augener 1918: 304Ehlers 1897: 61

1918
Loc

Phyllosyllis albida

Ehlers 1913: 494