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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProeulepethus Pettibone, 1986 
AphiaID: 324817

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 editorPhyllodocida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphroditiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEulepethidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProeulepethus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProeulepethus clarki Pettibone, 1986 (type by original designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEulepethidae Chamberlin, 1919
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProeulepethus Pettibone, 1986
Source  original description Pettibone, Marian H. (1986). Additions to the family Eulepethidae Chamberlin (Polychaeta: Aphroditacea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. (441), 1-51., available online at https://doi.org/10.5479/si.00810282.441
page(s): 19 [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProeulepethus challengeriae (McIntosh, 1885)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProeulepethus clarki Pettibone, 1986
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProeulepethus payungu Woolley & Wilson, 2011
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Proeulepethus differs from the other genera of Eulepethidae in having elytra with entire borders, not notched or fimbriated. Detailed diagnosis: Body short, segments up to 39. Elytra 12 pairs, on segments 2, 4, 5, 7, alternate segments to 21, 24; elytra with lateral borders entire, not notched or fimbriated. Dorsal cirri on segments 3 and 6. Branchiae 10-11 pairs, on segments 8, 10, alternate segments to 22, 23, 25, (26). Posterior dorsal lamellae beginning on segments 26-27, continuing posteriorly. Posterior upper neurosetae not enlarged and curved downward. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology author: "from the Latin pro (before) plus the generic epithet Eulepethus, indicating its relationship to the eulepethid polychaetes [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrammatical gender masculine (fide author) [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324817
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Date   action   by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2017-02-12 21:27:49Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (2017). Proeulepethus Pettibone, 1986. 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=324817 on 2017-08-23
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