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Tilic, Ekin; Rouse, Greg W. (2020). Hidden in plain sight, Chaetopterus dewysee sp. nov. (Chaetopteridae, Annelida) – A new species from Southern California. European Journal of Taxonomy. (643): 1-16.
10.5852/ejt.2020.643 [view]
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:E6A5A2D8-2619-4559-ADB1-C4D0065534FC [view]
Tilic, Ekin; Rouse, Greg W.
Hidden in plain sight, Chaetopterus dewysee sp. nov. (Chaetopteridae, Annelida) – A new species from Southern California
European Journal of Taxonomy
(643): 1-16
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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We describe a long-unnamed Chaetopterus Cuvier, 1830 species from southern California, using a combination of DNA barcoding and detailed morphological investigation employing high-resolution X-ray microtomography (micro-CT). Chaetopterus dewysee sp. nov. is not only one of the most dominant annelids in the benthic communities of the shallow end of the La Jolla submarine canyon, but also a well-established model for studying bioluminescence and has a published transcriptome. The description and naming of this southern Californian Chaetopterus is a step towards the much-needed revision of the group’s taxonomy and towards resolving the confusion over the ʻcosmopolitanʼ Chaetopterus variopedatus species complex. Micro-CT data showing details of both internal and external anatomy has been made freely available as the first annelid cybertype.
California quadrant
Molecular systematics, Molecular biology
Systematics, Taxonomy
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2020-06-29 23:33:03Z

Holotype SIO SIO-BIC A11476., geounit Scripps Canyon, identified as Chaetopterus dewysee Tilic & Rouse, 2020
Holotype SIO-BIC A5460, geounit Fiji, identified as Branchipolynoe tjiasmantoi Lindgren, Hatch, Hourdez, Seid & Rouse, 2019

authors: named Chaetopterus dewysee for "Mary ‘Dewy’ White, for her support of the Rouse lab and her passion ... [details]

 Type locality

near shore at Scripps Canyon, San Diego, California, 32.8698, -117.26 (32°52′11.35″ N, 117°15′36.00″ W); ... [details]