WoRMS name details

Ledon Webster & Benedict, 1887

325158  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325158)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Genus

Species Ledon leidyi (Verrill, 1882) accepted as Macrochaeta leidyi (Verrill, 1882) (superseded recombination)
Species Ledon sexoculata Webster & Benedict, 1887 accepted as Macrochaeta sexoculata (Webster & Benedict, 1887) (superseded original combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Webster, Henry E. and Benedict, James E. (1887). The Annelida Chaetopoda, from Eastport, Maine. U.S. Commission of Fish & Fisheries. Report of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries. 1885. part 13, II. appendix to report of commissioner, D.22. :707-758, including pls. 1-8., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15839855
page(s): 743-744 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Etymology Not stated, uncertain. The generic name Ledon is the Greek word for 'rockrose', origin of the Latin genus name Ledum, for...  
Etymology Not stated, uncertain. The generic name Ledon is the Greek word for 'rockrose', origin of the Latin genus name Ledum, for evergreen shrubs. Maybe the name of the polychaete genus makes reference to the "general color light green" (Webster & Benedict, 1887: 744) described for Ledon sexoculata, the type species of the genus. However this origin is uncertain.
Ledon is also geographic in origin as the name of a town in northern ancient Greece. As the preceding genus name erected by Webster & Benedict is Cossura, apparently also of geographic origin as named after the ancient Greek name for a Mediterranean island, perhaps this indicates the derivation is just as a convenient existing ancient name, without descriptive meaning, and as yet unused in taxonomy. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Ledon Webster & Benedict, 1887. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325158 on 2018-05-25
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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2010-04-20 23:54:40Z
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original description Webster, Henry E. and Benedict, James E. (1887). The Annelida Chaetopoda, from Eastport, Maine. U.S. Commission of Fish & Fisheries. Report of the United States Commissioner of Fisheries. 1885. part 13, II. appendix to report of commissioner, D.22. :707-758, including pls. 1-8., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/15839855
page(s): 743-744 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Fauchald, K. (2007). World Register of Polychaeta. , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta [details]   

source of synonymy Banse, K. (1969). Acrocirridae n.fam. (Polychaeta Sedentaria). Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada. 26(10): 2595-2620., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/f69-253
page(s): 2 609 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Etymology Not stated, uncertain. The generic name Ledon is the Greek word for 'rockrose', origin of the Latin genus name Ledum, for evergreen shrubs. Maybe the name of the polychaete genus makes reference to the "general color light green" (Webster & Benedict, 1887: 744) described for Ledon sexoculata, the type species of the genus. However this origin is uncertain.
Ledon is also geographic in origin as the name of a town in northern ancient Greece. As the preceding genus name erected by Webster & Benedict is Cossura, apparently also of geographic origin as named after the ancient Greek name for a Mediterranean island, perhaps this indicates the derivation is just as a convenient existing ancient name, without descriptive meaning, and as yet unused in taxonomy. [details]