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NoteBlake (2000) treated Leodamas as a full genus because of its heavy thoracic neuropodial spines, which differ from the narrow spines of Scoloplos. A morphology-based cladistic analysis indicated this was justified. See Scoloplos (Leodamas) for a number of Leodamas species yet to be transferred here. Blake (2017) extended the number of species in Leodamas with several new combinations and three new species.
SourcesBlake, James A. (2000). A new genus and species of polychaete worm (Family Orbiniidae) from methane seeps in the Gulf of Mexico, with a review of the systematics and phylogenetic interrelationships of the genera of Orbiniidae. Cahiers de Biologie Marine. 41(4): 435-450. available online at http://application.sb-roscoff.fr/cbm/

Blake, James A. (2017). Polychaeta Orbiniidae from Antarctica, the Southern Ocean, the Abyssal Pacific Ocean, and off South America. Zootaxa. 4218(1): 1-145 [monograph]. available online at http://www.biotaxa.org/Zootaxa/article/view/zootaxa.4218.1.1/25653
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