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Polychaeta taxon details

Bhawatsonia Cruz-Gómez, 2021

1548871  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1548871)

accepted
Genus
Bhawatsonia fusa Cruz-Gómez, 2021 (type by original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
feminine
Cruz-Gómez, Christopher. (2021). A new genus and seven new species of chrysopetalids (Annelida, Chrysopetalidae) from the Tropical Eastern Pacific. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 5068(1): 1-59., available online at https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5068.1.1
page(s): 29; note: for new species Bhawatsonia fusa (type) and 1 other new species (B. nenoae), plus paleanotus purpurea, a recombined previously named species [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Etymology author: Bhawatsonia is named "after Charlotte Watson, a specialist in chrysopetalids, in recognition of her contribution to...  
Etymology author: Bhawatsonia is named "after Charlotte Watson, a specialist in chrysopetalids, in recognition of her contribution to the study of these marine annelids, and for her valuable comments and support during this research. The name also refers to Bhawania, the genus to which the new genus seems to be closest. The name is a combination of Bhawania, and the last name of Charlotte, but in order to make it more euphonic, the last three letters of the genus-group name were removed and the Latin suffix ‘ia’, feminine indicative, was added" [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Bhawatsonia Cruz-Gómez, 2021. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1548871 on 2023-02-01
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2021-11-17 21:47:26Z
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original description Cruz-Gómez, Christopher. (2021). A new genus and seven new species of chrysopetalids (Annelida, Chrysopetalidae) from the Tropical Eastern Pacific. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 5068(1): 1-59., available online at https://www.mapress.com/zt/article/view/zootaxa.5068.1.1
page(s): 29; note: for new species Bhawatsonia fusa (type) and 1 other new species (B. nenoae), plus paleanotus purpurea, a recombined previously named species [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis (from Cruz-Gómez, 2021) "Chrysopetalinae with body broad, rectangular and long (to 400 segments). Paleae fan pale maroon to bright golden, partially imbricate dorsally, most specimens exhibiting mid-dorsal line free of paleae in middle segments. Prostomium rectangular, laterally fused with the anterior segments. Pharynx with a pair of thick stylet jaws. Segment 1 reduced and dorsally fused with segment 2, dorsal and ventral cirri present; segment 2 reduced and fused with segment 3, dorsal cirri present, ventral cirri absent; segment 3 reduced, dorsal and ventral cirri present. Posterior segments with dorsal and ventral cirri. Dorsal cirri with cirrophores large, cirrostyle non-retractile. Notochaetae symmetrical with internal ribs and horizontal striae on the paleal surface. Main paleae with raised ribs with denticles. Pygidium bulbous with two anal cirri, with a medial anal cone. The members of the new genus share the following features: maroon to violet body, long body, numerous segments, anterior segments retractile, dorsal cirrophores massive, and symmetrical paleae. Combination of these features could lead to confusion within other related genera such as Bhawania and Paleaequor. " [details]

Etymology author: Bhawatsonia is named "after Charlotte Watson, a specialist in chrysopetalids, in recognition of her contribution to the study of these marine annelids, and for her valuable comments and support during this research. The name also refers to Bhawania, the genus to which the new genus seems to be closest. The name is a combination of Bhawania, and the last name of Charlotte, but in order to make it more euphonic, the last three letters of the genus-group name were removed and the Latin suffix ‘ia’, feminine indicative, was added" [details]

Grammatical gender feminine (stated by author) [details]