WoRMS taxon details

Capitellethus Chamberlin, 1919

129212  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129212)

accepted
Genus
Capitellides Ehlers, 1907 (replaced junior homonym to Capitellides Mesnil, 1897)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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]   
Nomenclature Nom. nov. for junior homonym Capitellides Ehlers, 1907  
Nomenclature Nom. nov. for junior homonym Capitellides Ehlers, 1907 [details]

Taxonomy Chamberlin (1919: 466) replaced Capitellides Ehlers (1907), which is a junior homonym to Capitellides Mesnil (1897). He...  
Taxonomy 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]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Capitellethus Chamberlin, 1919. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129212 on 2018-06-22
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2006-09-07 06:51:43Z
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Martinez, Olga
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2012-12-18 21:32:41Z
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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]   

original description  (ofCapitellides Ehlers, 1907) Ehlers, Ernst. (1907). Neuseeländische Anneliden. II. Abhandlungen der Königlichen Gesellschaft der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen. Mathematisch-Physikalische Klasse. Neue Folge. 5(4): 3-31., available online at http://goo.gl/Jpqjvv
page(s): 24; note: Definitely meant as a new genus. This is not a misreporting of a usage of a previous name [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Magalhães, Wagner F.; Bailey-Brock, Julie H. 2012. Capitellidae Grube, 1862 (Annelida: Polychaeta) from the Hawaiian Islands with description of two new species. Zootaxa *(3581): 1-52 , available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/list/2012/3581.html
page(s): 19; note: genus usage and a redescription of C cinctus [details]   

additional source Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels. 50: pp. 214-231. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): checklist listing [details]   

additional source Nomenclator Zoologicus Online. , available online at http://uio.mbl.edu/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [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]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source  (ofCapitellides Ehlers, 1907) Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf
page(s): 33; note: incorrectly characterises Capitellethus. [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofCapitellides Ehlers, 1907) 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; note: homonym Capitellides replaced with Capitellethus [details]   
 
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Nomenclature Nom. nov. for junior homonym Capitellides Ehlers, 1907 [details]

Taxonomy 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]