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Polychaeta source details

Hartman, Olga. (1947). Polychaetous annelids. Part VII. Capitellidae. Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions. 10(4): 391-481 [including plates 43-58].
Hartman, Olga
Polychaetous annelids. Part VII. Capitellidae.
Allan Hancock Pacific Expeditions
10(4): 391-481 [including plates 43-58]
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
[None. Introduction starts as follows:]
This constitutes one of the oldest known groups of polychaetous annelids; it was already known in the late seventeen hundreds through the species Capitella capitata (Fabricius). The affinities of the group with other polychaetous annelids, however, were not clarified until detailed anatomical studies of organ systems had verified and proved their true relations. They had been variously considered as oligochaetes, representatives of Maldanidae, Arenicolidae, and Serpuliformia even as late as 1865 (see Eisig, 1887, pp. 1-10, for detailed history).
The family name was first erected as the Capitellacea by Grube (1862) when Notomastus, Dasybranchus, and Capitella were correctly grouped together. A year later the family name, Halelminthea Carus, was proposed for Capitella, but this author considered it in the Oligochaeta together with an opheliid, Polyophthalmus; the name Halelminthea now has only historical interest. Today the various genera and species of Capitellidae (see below) are indisputably considered distinct, forming a closely related family; their affinities are with other sedentary chaetopods.
Eastern Pacific warm temperate to boreal
Pacific Ocean
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Anotomastus Hartman, 1947 (original description)
Anotomastus gordiodes (Moore, 1909) (new combination reference)
Areniella Verrill, 1874 accepted as Heteromastus Eisig, 1887 (source of synonymy)
Areniella filiformis Verrill, 1874 accepted as Heteromastus filiformis (Claparède, 1864) (source of synonymy)
Capitella ovincola Hartman, 1947 (original description)
Capitita Hartman, 1947 accepted as Mediomastus Hartman, 1944 (original description)
Capitita ambiseta Hartman, 1947 accepted as Mediomastus ambiseta (Hartman, 1947) (original description)
Dasybranchus platyceps Hartman, 1947 (original description)
Eisigella Gravier, 1901 accepted as Notomastus M. Sars, 1851 (source of synonymy)
Heteromastus filiformis (Claparède, 1864) (additional source)
Isomastus Gravier, 1911 accepted as Capitella Blainville, 1828 (source of synonymy)
Isomastus perarmatus Gravier, 1911 accepted as Capitella perarmata (Gravier, 1911) (source of synonymy)
Leiocapitella Hartman, 1947 (original description)
Leiocapitella glabra Hartman, 1947 (original description)
Leiochrides pallidior (Chamberlin, 1918) (basis of record)
Notomastus (Clistomastus) hemipodus Hartman, 1945 accepted as Notomastus hemipodus Hartman, 1945 (redescription)
Notomastus (Clistomastus) hemipodus Hartman, 1947 accepted as Notomastus (Clistomastus) hemipodus Hartman, 1945 accepted as Notomastus hemipodus Hartman, 1945 (redescription)
Notomastus (Clistomastus) luridus (Verrill, 1873) (basis of record)
Notomastus (Clistomastus) tenuis Moore, 1909 represented as Notomastus tenuis Moore, 1909 (basis of record)
Notomastus angulatus Chamberlin, 1919 accepted as Notomastus tenuis Moore, 1909 (source of synonymy)
Notomastus lobatus Hartman, 1947 accepted as Rashgua lobatus (Hartman, 1947) (original description)
Notomastus luridus Verrill, 1873 represented as Notomastus (Clistomastus) luridus (Verrill, 1873) (source of synonymy)
Notomastus magnus Hartman, 1947 (original description)
Notomastus pallidior Chamberlin, 1918 accepted as Leiochrides pallidior (Chamberlin, 1918) (source of synonymy)
Notomastus tenuis Moore, 1909 (source of synonymy)

Original diagnosis by Hartman (1959: 408-409): "Pointed setae and hooded hooks are present in both thorax and ... [details]


Original diagnosis by Hartman (1947: 437-438): "The thorax and abdomen are not distinctly separable in external ... [details]


Mission and Newport Bays, and Anaheim Slough in Southern California. Also in San Diego, California.  [details]


The species inhabits mud flats in low, intertidal zones.  [details]


Not stated by the author. The name of the genus seems to be composed by the Greek prefix a-, meaning 'not' or ... [details]


"Leiocapitella may be considered intermediate between Leiochrus Ehlers and Pseudocapitella Fauvel, hence the ... [details]

 Grammatical gender

Feminine. Not originally stated but Capitella is feminine and Hartman (1947) used 'glabra' rather than 'glabrus'. [details]


The species Areniella filiformis Verrill, 1874, the type species of the genus, was considered by Hartman (1947: ... [details]


The synonymy between Isomastus Gravier, 1911 and Capitella Blainville, 1828 was first suggested by Augener (1932: ... [details]

 Type locality

One mile northwest of San Gabriel Bay, Espiritu Santo Island, Gulf of California, Mexico, 20-35 fathoms, in mud [details]

 Type species

Anotomastus gordiodes (Moore, 1909).  [details]