WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPherecardites Horst, 1912

325969 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325969)
accepted
Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPherecardites parva Horst, 1912 (type by monotypy)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Horst, Rutgerus. (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 https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2187401
page(s): 33 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The name of the genus is formed by the...  
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]
Gil, J. (2015). Pherecardites Horst, 1912. 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=325969 on 2017-11-24

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2008-03-14 12:50:56Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2015-12-10 19:14:41Z
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original description Horst, Rutgerus. (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 https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2187401
page(s): 33 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
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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 editorEditor's comment Pherecardites genus is suspected by Amphinomidae specialists to be a junior synonym of Pherecardia, as the specimens recorded by Horst may be juveniles. However, the relevant types of Pherecardites parva have not yet been re-examined and commented on. [details]

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]