Microchaetus microchaetus (Rapp, 1849)

Jadwiga Danuta Plisko, 2006, A systematic reassessment of the genus Microchaetus Rapp, 1849: its amended definition, reinstatement of Geogenia Kinberg, 1867, and erection of a new genus Kazimierzus (Oligochaeta: Microchaetidae), African Invertebrates 47, pp. 31-56: 38

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.160162

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scientific name

Microchaetus microchaetus (Rapp, 1849)
status

 

Microchaetus microchaetus (Rapp, 1849)  

Lumbricus microchaetus: Rapp 1849: 142   ; Perrier 1881: 239; Benham 1886 a: 418; Reynolds & Cook 1976: 136.

Microchaetus microchaetus: Michaelsen 1900: 451   [partim]; Brinkhurst & Jamieson 1971: 739; Plisko 1991 b: 300; 1992: 340; 1998: 252; 1999: 271 [redescription and taxonomic validation]; 2003: 281.

Anteus microchaetus: Perrier 1872: 49   .

Anteus gigas: Horst 1891: 77   .

Microchaeta microchaetus: Perrier 1881: 239   [invalid emendation of Microchaetus   ].

Lumbricus microchaeta: Beddard 1884: 570   ; 1886 a: 63 [invalid emendation of microchaetus   ].

Microchaeta   ? microchaeta   ?: Vaillant 1890: 185.

Antaeus microchaetus: Vaillant 1890: 185   [invalid emendation of Anteus   ]; Reynolds & Cook 1976: 136.

Rappia   ? microchaeta: Vaillant 1890: 186   ; Reynolds & Cook 1976: 60.

Microchaeta rappi: Beddard 1895: 669   .

Microchaetus microchaetus   f. typica: Michaelsen 1910: 158   ; 1918: 317.

Microchaetus microchaetus var. typica: Michaelsen 1913 a: 537   .

Microchaetus microhaetus   [lapsus]: Pickford 1975: 23.

The collection site was merely cited by Rapp as ‘ vom Cap ’; This caused disputes

(Beddard 1884, 1886 a, b; Michaelsen 1910; Plisko 1991 b, 1999) as to whether the type

locality was situated in the eastern district of Western Cape, or a southern part of Eastern

Cape. Beddard (1886 b) and Michaelsen (1899 a, 1910), commenting on the identity of

rappi   , proposed synonymising it with microchaetus   , and suggested an occurrence of

both species also on the Cape Peninsula. However, records of braunsi   , decipiens   and

rappi   from Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and Avontuur, suggest that microchaetus  

possibly was found originally in the eastern part of Western Cape or in a southern area

of Eastern Cape.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Annelida

Class

Clitellata

Order

Haplotaxida

Family

Glossoscolecidae

Genus

Microchaetus

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Microchaetus microchaetus (Rapp, 1849)

Jadwiga Danuta Plisko 2006
2006
Loc

Microchaetus microchaetus var. typica:

Michaelsen 1913: 537
1913
Loc

typica:

Michaelsen 1910: 158
1910
Loc

Microchaetus microchaetus:

Michaelsen 1900: 451
1900
Loc

Microchaeta rappi:

Beddard 1895: 669
1895
Loc

Anteus gigas:

Horst 1891: 77
1891
Loc

microchaeta

Vaillant 1890: 185
1890
Loc

Antaeus microchaetus:

Vaillant 1890: 185
1890
Loc

microchaeta:

Vaillant 1890: 186
1890
Loc

Lumbricus microchaeta:

Beddard 1884: 570
1884
Loc

Microchaeta microchaetus:

Perrier 1881: 239
1881
Loc

Anteus microchaetus:

Perrier 1872: 49
1872
Loc

Lumbricus microchaetus:

Rapp 1849: 142
1849