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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAotearia Benham, 1927 
AphiaID: 324717

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 editorErrantia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEunicida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLumbrineridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAotearia (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLumbrineridae Schmarda, 1861
Sources  original description Benham, W.B. 1927. Polychaeta. British Antarctic 'Terra Nova' Expedition Natural History Reports, Zoology, 7(2): 47-182.
page(s): 91 [details]

status source Orensanz, José María 1990. The Eunicemorph polychaete annelids from Antarctic and Subantarctic Seas. With addenda to the Eunicemorpha of Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, and the Southern Indian Ocean. Antarctic Research Series, 52: 1-183., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/AR052p0001
page(s): 76; note: questions whether Lumbrineriopsis should replace Aotearia [details]

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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAotearia sulcaticeps Benham, 1927 (taxon inquirendum)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification Benham erected Aotearia in his subfamily nov, Aotearinae, within Eunicidae, in which he also had subfamily Lumbriconereinae. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Benham footnote "'Aotea' White cloud; the original name bestowed on New Zealand by the first Maori arrivals from overseas." [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Spelling in WoRMS corrected [May 2015] from "Aeotearia" [data entry error] to Aotearia. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus Erected for A. sulcaticeps, this genus was said by Orensanz (1990) to be a senior synonym of Lumbrineriopsis Orensanz 1973. He proposed however that Aotearia be declared invalid (p. 76) under the then article 23b. This was not correct, and regardless, the current code prevailing usage article (23.9.1) does not allow this. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324717
Edit history
Date   action   by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2015-05-07 23:06:00Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
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  Citation: Read, G. (2015). Aotearia Benham, 1927. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324717 on 2015-05-28
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