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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEurymedusa Kinberg, 1866 
AphiaID: 325036

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 editorNereidiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEurymedusa (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis Lamarck, 1818
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEurymedusa picta Kinberg, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis picta (Kinberg, 1866) (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllidae Grube, 1850
Sources  original description Kinberg, J. G. H. 1865 [1866?]. Annulata Nova. Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm 22(4): 239-258., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100715#page/253/mode/1up
page(s): 249 [details]

source of synonymy Álvarez-Campos, Patricia; Riesgo, Ana; Hutchings, Pat A.; San Martín, Guillermo. (2015). The genus Syllis Savigny in Lamarck, 1818 (Annelida, Syllidae) from Australia. Molecular analysis and re-description of some poorly-known species. Zootaxa. 4052(3): 297-331., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4052.3.2
page(s): 302, 317-319, figs. 9C-E, F3, F4, 10F-I, 11; note: with Syllis Savigny in Lamarck, 1818 [details]

source of synonymy San Martín G. and Hutchings P.A.. 2006. Eusyllinae (Polychaeta, Syllidae) from Australia with the description of a new genus and fifteen new species. Records of the Australian Museum. 58. 257-370., available online at https://doi.org/10.3853/j.0067-1975.58.2006.1466
page(s): 281-282; note: with Odontosyllis Claparède, 1863 [details]

source of synonymy Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628.
page(s): 203; note: with Trypanosyllis Claparède, 1864 [details]

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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEurymedusa picta Kinberg, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllis picta (Kinberg, 1866) (superseded original combination)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The name of the genus seems to refer to the Greek mythology, which comprises several feminine figures under the name Eurymedusa. The most well known is the daughter of Cletor or Achelous, a mortal woman turned into an ant and raped by Zeus, leaving her pregnant of Myrmidon. Other figures are: an old woman from Apeire and the nanny and attendant of Nausicaa; the possible mother of the Charites by Zeus; the daughter of Aetolus and possibly the mother of Oeneus by Porthaon; and the daughter of Polyxenus, one of the would-be sacrificial victims of the Minotaur rescued by Theseus.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Hartman (1959: 203) considered Eurymedusa Kinberg, 1866 to be synonymous with Trypanosyllis Claparède, 1864, while San Martín & Hutchings (2006: 281-282) suggested a synonymy with Odontosyllis Claparède, 1863. Finally, Álvarez-Campos et al. (2015: 302, 317-319) stated that the genus is a junior synonym of Syllis Savigny in Lamarck, 1818, with base on the revision of type material of Eurymedusa picta Kinberg, 1866 (syntype SMNH 6864), the type species of the genus.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType material "Members of this family [Syllidae], described by Kinberg, had been stored in a single jar which was found broken and dried in 1913; the specimens are consequently unsatisfactory. The species include the following, all by Kinberg: [...] Eurymedusa picta from Port Jackson [...]" (Hartman, 1948: 47).  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325036
Edit history
Date   action   by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2014-04-28 08:35:10Z  changed  Gil, João
2015-07-08 20:02:53Z  changed  Gil, João
2015-08-23 19:59:13Z  changed  Gil, João
2015-12-04 17:09:27Z  changed  Gil, João
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  Citation: Gil, J. (2015). Eurymedusa Kinberg, 1866. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325036 on 2017-10-20
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