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Polychaeta taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHelmetophorus Hartman, 1978

324751  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324751)

accepted
Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHelmetophorus rankini Hartman, 1978 (type by original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Hartman, O. (1978). Polychaeta from the Weddell Sea quadrant, Antarctica. Antarctic Research Series. 26(4): 125-223., available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118664599.ch4/summary
page(s): 145 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The generic name Helmetophorus is composed by...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The generic name Helmetophorus is composed by the English word 'helmet' and the New Latin suffix of Greek origin -phorus, meaning 'bearing', and refers to the helmetlike hood covering the anterior end of the worm.  [details]
Gil, J.; Read, G. (2016). Helmetophorus Hartman, 1978. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324751 on 2017-12-14

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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2010-12-08 02:37:41Z
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2016-02-02 15:53:57Z
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original description Hartman, O. (1978). Polychaeta from the Weddell Sea quadrant, Antarctica. Antarctic Research Series. 26(4): 125-223., available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118664599.ch4/summary
page(s): 145 [details]   

status source Glasby, C.J.; Fauchald, K. (1991). Redescription of Helmetophorus rankini Hartman, (Polychaeta: Helmetophoridae) and its transfer to the Flabelligeridae. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 104(4): 684-687., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/108199#page/716/mode/1up
page(s): 684 [details]   

emendation (re-diagnosis of genus) Salazar-Vallejo, S.I.; Gillet, P.; Carrera-Parra, L.F. (2007). Revision of Chauvinelia, redescriptions of Flabelliseta incrusta, and Helmetophorus rankini, and their recognition as acrocirrids (Polychaeta: Acrocirridae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 87(02): 465-477., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315407054501
page(s): 465-469, 473 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification Hartman (1978) thought Helmetophorus was related to the hesionids, while Glasby & Fauchald (1991) thought it belonged in Flabelligeridae, and finally Salazar-Vallejo et al. (2007) moved it to Acrocirridae. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Emended diagnosis by Salazar-Vallejo et al. (2007: 473): ''Body cylindrical, tapering posteriorly. Cephalic hood dorsally elongate, truncate ventrally. Body papillae reduced; interparapodial papillae elongate, clavate. All chaetae simple, straight, outer chaetal cortex with successive bands of denticles. Nuchal organs convoluted. Branchiae cirriform. Nephridial lobes lateral. Perhaps pelagic forms.'' [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The generic name Helmetophorus is composed by the English word 'helmet' and the New Latin suffix of Greek origin -phorus, meaning 'bearing', and refers to the helmetlike hood covering the anterior end of the worm.  [details]