Abstract

The genus Mediomastus is redefined, and nine species are recognised. Three of these are new species, and one, M. deductus, is transferred from the genus Heteromastus. Three further species probably belong in Mediomastus but there is insufficient information available to confirm this. Two further species originally placed in Mediomastus are shown to belong in other genera. A full description of each species is given, based upon the re-examination of type material. Two tables indicating all the relevant diagnostic characters of all described species of Mediomastus are given. Comments are made on the validity of the characters that have been used traditionally in capitellid taxonomy. Setal characteristics are the most diagnostic and these should be examined by SEM as well as by light microscopy. However, identification of species of Mediomastus requires a combination of diagnostic characters.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Warren et al., 1994, Rec. Aust. Mus. 46(3): 227–256
Author
L. M. Warren; Pat Hutchings; S. Doyle
Year
1994
Title
A revision of the genus Mediomastus Hartman, 1944 (Polychaeta: Capitellidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
46
Issue
3
Start Page
227
End Page
256
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.46.1994.6
Language
English
Date Published
17 November 1994
Cover Date
17 November 1994
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
POLYCHAETA; TAXONOMY
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21 January 2009
Available Online
23 January 2009
Reference Number
6
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