[Annelida] Capitella

Rouse, Greg (SAM) rouse.greg at saugov.sa.gov.au
Tue Jun 27 21:04:17 EST 2006


Unless I am mistaken, the type locality for Capitella capitata Fabricius 1780 is Greenland (and a not easily accessible part of Greenland at that). There is no existing type material, so fixing C. capitata, and arguably other names for this 'complex', depends on recollecting from the type locality and seeing what kind (or kinds) of Capitella occur there and then fixing the name to a neotype; thats if one is fan of types of course...(thanks ICZN). I presume this would have been done long ago, except for the difficult naure of the type locality.....
greg
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