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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellethus Chamberlin, 1919 
AphiaID: 129212

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecida (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellethus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellides dispar Ehlers, 1907 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellethus dispar (Ehlers, 1907) (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellidae Grube, 1862
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellides Ehlers, 1907 (junior homonym)
Sources  original description Chamberlin, Ralph V. 1919. The Annelida Polychaeta [Albatross Expeditions]. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 48: 1-514., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/memoirsofmuseumo4801harv
page(s): 466 [Nom. nov.] [details]

status source Green, Karen D. (2002). Capitellidae (Polychaeta) from the Andaman Sea. Phuket Marine Biological Center Special Publication. 24: 249–343.
note: treats Capitellethus as valid and separate from Notomastus [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellethus branchiferus Gallardo, 1968
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellethus cinctus Thomassin, 1970
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellethus danida Green, 2002
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellethus dispar (Ehlers, 1907)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellethus zeylanicus (Willey, 1905) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNotomastus zeylanicus Willey, 1905
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Nom. nov. for junior homonym Capitellides Ehlers, 1907 [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Chamberlin (1919: 466) replaced Capitellides Ehlers (1907), which is a junior homonym to Capitellides Mesnil (1897). He gave no further diagnosis there, but in a preceding key the characters are successively: thorax with capillary chaetae only, abdomen with hooks only, no branchiae, 11 thoracic chaetigers with no macroscopic distinction between thorax and abdomen.
Green (2002: 274) maintained Capitellethus as distinct from Notomastus partly on the basis of hooks having only 2 large teeth in the basal row (Notomastus is expected to have multiple small teeth in the basal row). Green pointed out Fauchald's (1977) characterization of Capitellethus in his table of genera with 10 thoracic chaetigers was incorrect, and stated that the first thoracic segment lacked chaetae. Magalhaes & Bailey-Brock (2012) endorsed this diagnosis. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129212
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2006-09-07 06:51:43Z  changed  Martinez, Olga
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2012-12-18 21:32:41Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G.; Bellan, G. (2017). Capitellethus Chamberlin, 1919. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129212 on 2017-05-28
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