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Polychaeta source details

Watson Russell, Charlotte. (1986). Paleaequor, a new genus of polychaete worm (Chrysopetalidae). Records of the Australian Museum. 38(3): 153-174.
10.3853/j.0067-1975.38.1986.180 [view]
Watson Russell, Charlotte
<i>Paleaequor</i>, a new genus of polychaete worm (Chrysopetalidae)
Records of the Australian Museum
38(3): 153-174
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
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A new genus, Paleaequor, of the polychaete family Chrysopetalidae is described. Three new species: Paleaequor setula, the type species from north-eastern Australia; P. psamathe from western Mexico; and P. nicoyensis from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, are described. Two previously described species, Paleanotus heteroseta Hartman, 1945 and Bhawania brevis Gallardo, 1968, are referred to the new genus. A key to the species of Paleaequor is provided and comparison between the Western Pacific and American species made.
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Paleaequor Watson Russell, 1986 (original description)
Paleaequor breve (Gallardo, 1968) (new combination reference)
Paleaequor heteroseta (Hartman, 1945) (new combination reference)
Paleaequor nicoyensis Watson Russell, 1986 (original description)
Paleaequor psamathe Watson Russell, 1986 (original description)
Paleaequor setula Watson Russell, 1986 (original description)

author: "Paleaequor is a combination of the Latin palea, meaning scale, and aequor, meaning an even, level surface, ... [details]


Paleaequor nicoyensis name is derived from the type locality (Gulf of Nicoya). [details]


author: Paleaequor setula "is derived from the Latin diminutive meaning little bristle, in reference to the small ... [details]

 Grammatical gender

neuter  [details]

 Type locality

Halifax Bay, Queensland, Australia, Stn G (19°IO'S, 146°44'E) slightly gravelly, muddy sand, 5 m, [details]