Autolytus varians Verrill, 1881

Nygren, Arne, 2004, Revision of Autolytinae (Syllidae: Polychaeta)., Zootaxa 680, pp. 1-314: 194

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10.5281/zenodo.157809

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scientific name

Autolytus varians Verrill, 1881
status

 

Autolytus varians Verrill, 1881 

Autolytus ornatus Verrill, 1880: 170  .

Autolytus varians  nom. n. Verrill, 1881: 320, pl. 12, fig. 7; 1884: 662; Hartman 1944: 338, pl. 13,

fig. 3, pl. 25, fig. 3.

Material examined. USA: 2 slides marked as types; YPMAbout YPM 24219View Materials (stock with developing stolons), Newport, 1880; YPMAbout YPM 24223View Materials (male stolon), Woods hole, 1880. 3 additional slides; YPMAbout YPM 24218View Materials (female stolon), unknown year; YPMAbout YPM 24224View Materials (2 female stolons, and one atoke), Woods hole, 23 Jul 1881; YPMAbout YPM 24225View Materials (2 female stolons), Salem, Essex bridge, 1879.

Distribution. North West Atlantic.

Remarks. Autolytus varians  was first described as A. ornatus  , but the name was changed since Stephanosyllis ornata Verrill, 1873  , was found to be congeneric. The description was based on female stolons, with 3 chaetigers in region a, and a "possible" male was also briefly described. The types that are available do not fit the original description. YPMAbout YPM 24219View Materials is a stock with developing stolons, YPMAbout YPM 24223View Materials is a male stolon. As the types can not be safely determined, and as the described stolons can be of several possible species, A. varians  is considered as nomen dubium.

YPM

Peabody Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Polychaeta

Order

Phyllodocida

Family

Syllidae

Genus

Autolytus

Loc

Autolytus varians Verrill, 1881

Nygren, Arne 2004

2004
Loc

Autolytus varians

Hartman 1944: 338
Verrill 1881: 320

1881
Loc

Autolytus ornatus

Verrill 1880: 170