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Polychaeta source details

Day, John H. (1964). A review of the family Ampharetidae (Polychaeta. Annals of the South African Museum. 48(4): 97-120.
Day, John H.
A review of the family Ampharetidae (Polychaeta
Annals of the South African Museum
48(4): 97-120
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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The characters of existing genera are discussed and it is shown that confusion has arisen because the anterior segments have been telescoped and there are two different systems of numbering them. It is proposed that the separation of genera be based primarily on the number of gills and the number of uncigerous thoracic segments. The main diagnostic characters of 49 type-species have been tabulated and it is suggested that 16 genera which are mostly monotypic be sunk. Keys and definitions of the remaining 33 genera are provided.
South Africa
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Ampharetidae Malmgren, 1866 (additional source)
Eclysippe Eliason, 1955 (source of synonymy)
Heterobranchus speciosus Wagner, 1885 accepted as Sabellides octocirrata (M. Sars, 1835) accepted as Ampharete octocirrata (Sars, 1835) (status source)
Melinnexis Annenkova, 1931 accepted as Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885 (source of synonymy)
Melinnides Wesenberg-Lund, 1950 accepted as Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885 (source of synonymy)
Melinnopsides Day, 1964 (original description)
Melinnopsides capensis (Day, 1955) (basis of record)
Melinnopsis capensis Day, 1955 accepted as Melinnopsides capensis (Day, 1955) (source of synonymy)
Melinnopsis rostrata (Wesenberg-Lund, 1950) (new combination reference)
Melinnopsis somovi (Uschakov, 1957) (status source)
Parhypania brevispina [subsequent misspelling] accepted as Hypania brevispinis (Grube, 1860) (additional source)
Pterampharete Augener, 1918 accepted as Ampharete Malmgren, 1866 (source of synonymy)
Sabellides Milne Edwards in Lamarck, 1838 accepted as Ampharete Malmgren, 1866 (additional source)
Sabellides octocirrata (M. Sars, 1835) accepted as Ampharete octocirrata (Sars, 1835) (additional source)
Schistocomus Chamberlin, 1919 accepted as Phyllocomus Grube, 1877 (source of synonymy)
Schistocomus fauveli Hartman, 1955 accepted as Phyllocomus fauveli (Hartman, 1955) (source of synonymy)
Schistocomus hiltoni Chamberlin, 1919 accepted as Phyllocomus hiltoni (Chamberlin, 1919) (source of synonymy)
Schistocomus sovjeticus Annenkova, 1937 accepted as Phyllocomus sovjeticus (Annenkova, 1937) (source of synonymy)

Formerly a subfamily in Ampharetidae. Chamberlin (1919: 443) in a key, without indicating it was a new subfamily, ... [details]

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There is no source for a usage of this recombination. A source needs to be added to verify it. The recombination is ... [details]


Day (1964:118) tentatively placed Eclysippe in Samythella Verrill, and later (1973:113) confirmed this synonymy. ... [details]


Moyanus has few usages, and Day (1964) regarded it as 'doubtful'. The Hartman (1959) catalogue has Moyanus as ... [details]


Day (1957) moves Schistocomus hiltoni to Phyllocomus. As S. hiltoni is the type of Schistocomus this automatically ... [details]