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Polychaeta taxon details

Proscoloplos Day, 1954

324785  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324785)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Day, J.H. (1954). The Polychaeta of Tristan da Cunha. Results of the Norwegian Scientific Expedition to Tristan da Cunha 1937-1938. 29: 1-35.
page(s): 21 [details]   
Etymology Not stated. The generic name is composed by the name of the genus Scoloplos Blainville, 1828, preceded by the Latin prefix...  
Etymology Not stated. The generic name is composed by the name of the genus Scoloplos Blainville, 1828, preceded by the Latin prefix pro-, meaning 'earlier', 'before' or 'prior to', being a prefix of priority in time or position, and presumably refers to the fact that ''this species was [at first] mistaken for a larval or post-larval'' Orbiniidae (Day, 1954: 21).  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Proscoloplos Day, 1954. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324785 on 2018-09-26
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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2013-01-12 07:07:54Z
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2016-03-25 20:10:30Z
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2018-09-12 23:29:08Z
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original description Day, J.H. (1954). The Polychaeta of Tristan da Cunha. Results of the Norwegian Scientific Expedition to Tristan da Cunha 1937-1938. 29: 1-35.
page(s): 21 [details]   

additional source Kelaher, B.P. and Rouse, G.W. 2003. The role of colonization in determining spatial patterns of Proscoloplos bondi sp. nov. (Orbiniidae: Annelida) in coralline algal turf. Marine Biology (Berlin), 143(5):909-917
page(s): 911 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Original diagnosis by Day (1954. 21): ''Prostomium rounded, first two segments without parapodia, branchiae from 8th setiger. Notosetae are laddered capillaries only, neurosetae from 8th setiger also include sharply bent hooks.'' [details]

Diagnosis Small Orbiniidae with rounded prostomium, lacking obvious eyes. Postchaetal lobes present in both noto- and neuropodia. Branchiae start from chaetiger 6 or posterior. Notochaetae camerate capillaries only. Distinctive ‘‘swan-shaped’’ hooks in neuropodial position, starting from chaetiger 6 or posterior. Camerate capillaries also present in neuropodia. Aciculae absent. Pygidium with four tapered cirri. Nuchal organs and lateral organs present. [details]

Etymology Not stated. The generic name is composed by the name of the genus Scoloplos Blainville, 1828, preceded by the Latin prefix pro-, meaning 'earlier', 'before' or 'prior to', being a prefix of priority in time or position, and presumably refers to the fact that ''this species was [at first] mistaken for a larval or post-larval'' Orbiniidae (Day, 1954: 21).  [details]

Type designation Type species of Proscoloplos, P. cygnochaetus, fixed by monotypy, not by original designation. The expression ''n.g. et sp.'', as applied by Day (1954: 21) to Proscoloplos cygnochaetus, would be deemed to be an original designation only if it had been applied before 1931, according to ICZN, article 68.2.1.  [details]