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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValla Johnston, 1865 
AphiaID: 326068

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 editorScolecida (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValla (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella Blainville, 1828
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLumbricus ciliatus Müller, 1773 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata (Fabricius, 1780) (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitellidae Grube, 1862
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValla Johnston, 1865
Sources  original description Johnston, George. (1865). A catalogue of the British non-parasitical worms in the collection of the British Museum. 1-365. British Museum. London. [See also separate entry for Baird supplement]., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/12291
page(s): 67 [details]

source of synonymy McIntosh, W.C. 1912. Notes from the Gatty Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews. No. 33. 1. On a white Porpoise. 2. On the spawning of the Hake (Merluccius merluccius, L.). 3. On Eteone depressa Mgrn., var., a species not hitherto found in Britain. 4. On Nereis zonata Mgrn. in Britain. 5. On the British Capitellidae (Halelminthidae). 6. On the Capitellidae procured by H.M.S. 'Porcupine'. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 10: 117-130.
page(s): 124; note: Valla noted as a synonym of Capitella [details]

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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValla ciliata (Müller, 1773) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitella capitata (Fabricius, 1780)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Original diagnosis by Johnston (1865: 67): ''Lumbriciform, the body acephalous, distinctly annulated, flattish on the ventral aspect: first segment pointed: mouth inferior: segments crenulate, armed with setaceous bristles (No. I. fig. 5) in four fascicles; a segment (genital?) among those of the anterior portion of the body furnished with stout spines (No. I. fig. 4) in two fascicles: anus terminal, naked. Littoral.'' [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated, uncertain. The Latin word valla is the inflection of the Latin noun vallum, and means 'wall' or 'rampart', but it is not clear to what it is referring to. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:326068
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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
2013-07-12 16:58:09Z  changed  Gil, João
2014-02-14 16:07:56Z  changed  Gil, João
2016-05-14 19:40:00Z  changed  Gil, João
2016-11-02 21:58:32Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G.; Gil, J. (2016). Valla Johnston, 1865. 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=326068 on 2016-12-09
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