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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHelmetophorus Hartman, 1978 
AphiaID: 324751

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 editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratuliformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcrocirridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHelmetophorus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHelmetophorus rankini Hartman, 1978 (type by original designation)
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHelmetophoridae Hartman, 1978
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcrocirridae Banse, 1969
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHelmetophorus Hartman, 1978
Sources  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]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHelmetophorus rankini Hartman, 1978
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324751
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Date   action   by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2010-12-08 02:37:41Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2016-02-02 15:53:57Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J.; Read, G. (2016). Helmetophorus Hartman, 1978. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016) World Polychaeta database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324751 on 2016-08-24