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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLedon Webster & Benedict, 1887 
AphiaID: 325158

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 editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratuliformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcrocirridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLedon (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta Grube, 1850
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLedon sexoculata Webster & Benedict, 1887 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcrocirridae Banse, 1969
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLedon Webster & Benedict, 1887
Sources  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] [full text]

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): 2609 [details]

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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLedon leidyi (Verrill, 1882) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta leidyi (Verrill, 1882)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLedon sexoculata Webster & Benedict, 1887 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMacrochaeta sexoculata (Webster & Benedict, 1887)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325158
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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
2010-04-20 23:54:40Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2016-02-11 13:07:32Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J.; Read, G. (2016). Ledon Webster & Benedict, 1887. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325158 on 2016-05-01
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