Blake (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.
Blake, 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 athttp://application.sb-roscoff.fr/cbm/