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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)
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)
Pterampharete Augener, 1918 accepted as Ampharete Malmgren, 1866 (source of synonymy)
Sabellides Milne Edwards in Lamarck, 1838 accepted as Ampharete Malmgren, 1866 (additional source)