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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHesperalia Chamberlin, 1919 
AphiaID: 325041

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 editorHesperalia (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontosyllis Claparède, 1863
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHesperalia californiensis Chamberlin, 1919 (type by original designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyllidae Grube, 1850
Sources  original description Chamberlin, R. V. (1919). New polychaetous annelids from Laguna Beach, California. Pomona College Journal of Entomology and Zoology. 11(1): 1-23., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/44584#page/11/mode/1up
page(s): 8-9 [details]

source of synonymy Hartman, O. 1961. Polychaetous annelids from California. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions, 25: 1-226., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/27567#page/11/mode/1up
page(s): 76-77 [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHesperalia nans Chamberlin, 1919
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHesperalia californiensis Chamberlin, 1919 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOdontosyllis phosphorea Moore, 1909
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis "Palpi thick, fused at base only to middle of length. Pharynx straight. Proboscis unarmed (?). Tentacles three, attenuated, more or less obviously jointed. Eyes two pairs; large. Tentacular cirri two pairs. Parapodia uniramous with setae all compound, or in the epitokous phase with long simple natatory setae in notopodia of middle region of body. Appendage of compound setae short, bidentate. Neurocirri present, thick, rounded. Notocirri on side of body above parapodia; filiform; more or less segmented. A large quadrate membrane or flap projecting from anterior edge of peristomium forward over caudal region of prostomium.[details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy Hartman (1961: 77) synonymized the type species of Hesperalia, H. californiensis, with Odontosyllis phosphorea, with base on the following arguments: "Hesperalia californiensis Chamberlin (1919, p. 9) from Laguna Beach, California, is here considered identical [with Odontosyllis phosphorea]. It was characterized by having antennae and dorsal cirri articulated, but this is here interpreted as wrinkling due to preservation. In other respects there is complete agreement with Odontosyllis phosphorea Moore.[details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325041
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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
2014-04-28 08:35:10Z  changed  Gil, João
2015-03-13 16:06:31Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J. (2015). Hesperalia Chamberlin, 1919. 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=325041 on 2015-08-02
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