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Polychaeta taxon details

Metasychis Light, 1991

129354  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129354)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
masculine
Light, William J. H. (1991). Systematic revision of the genera of the polychaete subfamily Maldaninae Arwidsson. <em>Ophelia, supplement.</em> 5 (Systematics, Biology and Morphology of World Polychaeta): 133-146. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Etymology Not stated. Light (1980 thesis) also did not give a derivation. Meta in Greek means 'after' as in subsequent in sequence...  
Etymology Not stated. Light (1980 thesis) also did not give a derivation. Meta in Greek means 'after' as in subsequent in sequence (as in metacarpal), or means 'change of'. The name implies some comparison with Asychis, although Light (1991) only mentions the similar posterior funnel-like 'pockets' of Asychis and Metasychis. The five new combinations he creates were all at the time in genus Asychis, so their transfer to Metasychis is truly subsquent in taxonomic placement. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta database. Metasychis Light, 1991. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129354 on 2022-05-24
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2006-09-25 06:54:45Z
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Martinez, Olga
2012-03-16 08:17:10Z
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2020-11-15 21:43:51Z
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original description Light, William J. H. (1991). Systematic revision of the genera of the polychaete subfamily Maldaninae Arwidsson. <em>Ophelia, supplement.</em> 5 (Systematics, Biology and Morphology of World Polychaeta): 133-146. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record Bellan, G. (2001). Polychaeta, <i>in</i>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. <em>Collection Patrimoines Naturels.</em> 50: 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Neave, Sheffield Airey. (1939-1996). Nomenclator Zoologicus vol. 1-10 Online. [developed by uBio, hosted online at MBLWHOI Library]., available online at http://ubio.org/NomenclatorZoologicus/ [details]   

additional source Glasby, Christopher J.; Read, Geoffrey B.; Lee, Kenneth E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches. <em>[Book chapter].</em> Chapt 17, pp. 312-358. in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
From editor or global species database
Etymology Not stated. Light (1980 thesis) also did not give a derivation. Meta in Greek means 'after' as in subsequent in sequence (as in metacarpal), or means 'change of'. The name implies some comparison with Asychis, although Light (1991) only mentions the similar posterior funnel-like 'pockets' of Asychis and Metasychis. The five new combinations he creates were all at the time in genus Asychis, so their transfer to Metasychis is truly subsquent in taxonomic placement. [details]

Grammatical gender Designated masculine by Light (1991: 141) [details]