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Polychaeta taxon details

Leodamas Kinberg, 1866

325863  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325863)

accepted
Genus
Leodamas verax Kinberg, 1866 (type by monotypy)
Haploscoloplos Monro, 1933 (subjective synonym)
Scoloplos (Leodamas) (Kinberg, 1866) (superseded subsequent subgeneric combination)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Kinberg, J. G. H. 1865 [1866?]. Annulata Nova. Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm 22(4): 239-258., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100715#page/253/mode/1up
page(s): 252 [details]   
Etymology  Kinberg can safely be assumed to have chosen Leodamas as another historic Greek personal name, as was his practice,...  
Etymology  Kinberg can safely be assumed to have chosen Leodamas as another historic Greek personal name, as was his practice, although Blake (2017) has suggested a different imaginative etymology (see below), Kinberg may have been working alphabetically through a Greek dictionary as he also uses Leonnatus and Leocrates in the same work, and many other such names. In Greek history there is Leodamas of Thasos (c. 380 BC), Leocrates was a leading Athenian general of the First Peloponnesian War, and Leonnatus was a Macedonian officer of Alexander the Great. However, Blake (2017: 49) suggested the name could be "formed from Leo, Greek for lion, and dama, Latin for deer [as it] seems likely that Kinberg noticed the branches of the thoracic notopodial lamellae and compared them with antlers of a deer, hence the name." This suggestion is (put politely) not credible (where does the lion fit in?) and should be disregarded. [details]

Taxonomy Blake (2000) treated Leodamas as a full genus because of its heavy thoracic neuropodial spines, which differ from the...  
Taxonomy 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. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Leodamas Kinberg, 1866. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325863 on 2018-09-18
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2008-03-14 12:50:56Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2013-01-11 00:49:33Z
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2017-01-13 08:36:42Z
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2018-09-11 23:23:04Z
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original description  (ofHaploscoloplos Monro, 1933) Monro, Charles C. A. 1933. On a collection of Polychaeta from Dry Tortugas, Florida. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Ser. 10, 12(69): 244-269.
page(s): 261 [details]   

original description Kinberg, J. G. H. 1865 [1866?]. Annulata Nova. Öfversigt af Königlich Vetenskapsakademiens förhandlingar, Stockholm 22(4): 239-258., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/100715#page/253/mode/1up
page(s): 252 [details]   

taxonomy source 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
page(s): 48; note: description of characters and list of species [details]   

status source 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 at http://application.sb-roscoff.fr/cbm/
page(s): 448 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source Dean, Harlan K.; Blake, James A. (2015). The Orbiniidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) of Pacific Costa Rica. Zootaxa. 3956(2): 183-198., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3956.2.2
note: remarks on Leodamas as full genus [details]   
 

From editor or global species database
Diagnosis According to Blake (2017) Leodamas of Blake Group A (including type species L. verax) have large, conspicuous spines in thoracic neuropodia, in several (3 or more) rows, with few or no accompanying capillaries, and branchiae usually from setigers 4–6. Leodamas of Blake Group B have (less conspicuous) thoracic neuropodial uncini in only 1–2 rows, with similar number of capillaries as unicini, and branchiae from posterior thoracic or anterior abdominal setigers. Abdominal neuropodial aciculae tend to be projecting in Leodamas species. Whereas Scoloplos species have few uncini, not conspicuous, not in rows, and abdominal neuropodial aciculae tend to be small and imbedded. [details]

Etymology  Kinberg can safely be assumed to have chosen Leodamas as another historic Greek personal name, as was his practice, although Blake (2017) has suggested a different imaginative etymology (see below), Kinberg may have been working alphabetically through a Greek dictionary as he also uses Leonnatus and Leocrates in the same work, and many other such names. In Greek history there is Leodamas of Thasos (c. 380 BC), Leocrates was a leading Athenian general of the First Peloponnesian War, and Leonnatus was a Macedonian officer of Alexander the Great. However, Blake (2017: 49) suggested the name could be "formed from Leo, Greek for lion, and dama, Latin for deer [as it] seems likely that Kinberg noticed the branches of the thoracic notopodial lamellae and compared them with antlers of a deer, hence the name." This suggestion is (put politely) not credible (where does the lion fit in?) and should be disregarded. [details]

Grammatical gender Not stated but assumed masculine as Leodamas is a male personal name. Past authors have treated Leodamas as masculine. The type species-group name is not helpful as it is assumed to be from the Latin adjective 'verax' (truthful or speaking truly), which has unchanged ending whether masculine, feminine, or neuter, although Blake (2017: 49) assumes it could only be masculine. [details]

Taxonomy 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. [details]