Generic revision of Notodasus Fauchald, 1972 (Polychaeta: Capitellidae) with descriptions of four new species from the coasts of Mexico

Authors

  • María Elena García-Garza Laboratorio de Biosistemática, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León
  • Victor Daniel Hernández-Valdez Centro Interdisciplinario de Ciencias del Mar, CICIMAR-IPN
  • Jesús Angel De León-González Laboratorio de Biosistemática, Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2009.73n4809

Keywords:

polychaetes, capitellids, Notodasus, new species, systematics, Mexico

Abstract


The capitellid genus Notodasus Fauchald, 1972 is emended and its previously known species are redescribed. Since the original descriptions of N. magnus Fauchald, 1972, N. dexterae Fauchald, 1973, and N. arenicola Hartmann-Schröder, 1992 omitted important morphological details and were either incomplete or misleading, these species are redescribed based upon examination of type materials. Four new species are described from tropical localities in Mexico: Notodasus harrisae n. sp., N. hartmanae n. sp., N. kristiani n. sp. and N. salazari n. sp. Standardised descriptions are provided for all species including the methyl green staining pattern, the epithelial texture and the shape of hooded hooks. A key for all described species is provided.

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Published

2009-12-30

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García-Garza ME, Hernández-Valdez VD, De León-González JA. Generic revision of Notodasus Fauchald, 1972 (Polychaeta: Capitellidae) with descriptions of four new species from the coasts of Mexico. scimar [Internet]. 2009Dec.30 [cited 2020Nov.25];73(4):809-23. Available from: http://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/1123

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