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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPherecardites Horst, 1912 
AphiaID: 325969

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 editorAmphinomida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphinomidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPherecardites (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPherecardites parva Horst, 1912 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAmphinomidae Lamarck, 1818
Source  original description Horst, R. (1912). Polychaeta errantia of the Siboga Expedition. Part 1, Amphinomidae. Siboga-Expeditie Uitkomsten op Zoologisch, Bonatisch, Oceanographisch en Geologisch gebied verzameld in Nederlandsch Oost-Indië 1899-1900. 24a: 1-43, 10 plates., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18859#page/7/mode/1up
page(s): 33 [details]

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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPherecardites parva Horst, 1912 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPherecardia parva (Horst, 1912)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPherecardites quinquemaculata Augener, 1927 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPherecardia quinquemaculata (Augener, 1927)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis "Body elongate. Caruncle consisting of a median axis and some lateral lamellae, directed backward. Eyes dubious. Branchiae ramified, commencing on the first segment. Ventral bristles partly bifurcated; dorsal ones harpoon-shaped, with serrations having the shape of an Y. This genus is intermediate between Hermodice and Pherecardia, its ventral bristles resembling those of Hermodice, the dorsal ones those of Pherecardia" (Horst, 1912: 33).

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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The name of the genus is formed by the postposition of the suffix of Greek origin -ites, used to form adjectives, especially those to identify groups as 'those belonging to', to the name of the genus Pherecardia Horst, 1886, and seems to be used to indicate the resemblance of the new genus Pherecardites with Pheracardia[details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325969
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Date   action   by
2008-03-14 12:50:56Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2015-12-10 19:14:41Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J. (2015). Pherecardites Horst, 1912. 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=325969 on 2016-07-23
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