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Polychaeta taxon details

Thormora Baird, 1865

206602  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:206602)

accepted
Genus
Thormora jukesii Baird, 1865 (type by monotypy)
Lepidonotus (Thormora) (Baird, 1865) · unaccepted (superseded re-ranking)
Thormora (Lepidonotus) [auct.] · unaccepted (invalid genus subgenus pair)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Baird, William. (1865). Contributions towards a monograph of the species of <i>Annelides</i> belonging to the <i>Aphroditacea</i>, containing a list of the known species, and a description of some new species contained in the National Collection of the British Museum. <em>The Journal of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology.</em> 8(31-32): 172-202., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31601914
page(s): 199 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2021). World Polychaeta Database. Thormora Baird, 1865. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=206602 on 2022-06-27
Date
action
by
2004-06-06 22:00:00Z
created
2006-08-12 14:17:32Z
changed
2007-01-24 08:43:46Z
checked
2007-02-01 10:44:13Z
changed
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2014-07-15 21:59:31Z
changed
2019-07-04 22:20:08Z
changed

original description Baird, William. (1865). Contributions towards a monograph of the species of <i>Annelides</i> belonging to the <i>Aphroditacea</i>, containing a list of the known species, and a description of some new species contained in the National Collection of the British Museum. <em>The Journal of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology.</em> 8(31-32): 172-202., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31601914
page(s): 199 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Baird 1865: "Bases of antennae produced from the anterior margin of the cephalic lobe ; elytra 12 pairs, not covering the middle of the back, and leaving the posterior segments of the body naked ; setae of dorsal branch of feet of two kinds ; body elongated." Baird explains that Thormora is similar to Lepidonotus but distinct because the elytra decrease in size posteriorly, and there are two types of notochaetae. These are weak distinctions, but subsequent authors have maintained the genus. [details]