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McIntosh, William Carmichel. (1915). Polychaeta, Opheliidae to Ammocharidae. A Monograph of the British Marine Annelids. The Ray Society, London, 3 (1): i-viii, 1-368 (text).
McIntosh, William Carmichel
Polychaeta, Opheliidae to Ammocharidae
A Monograph of the British Marine Annelids.
The Ray Society, London, 3 (1): i-viii, 1-368 (text)
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
Temporary Preface.
A larger number of species is dealt with in this volume than in the last, but as many were procured in deep water, for instance, by Dr. Gwyn Jeffreys and Canon Norman in Shetland, or captured under difficult circumstances, it has not been possible to include so many coloured figures as could have been wished. Yet in this part economically valuable forms, such as the Arenicolids and Spionids, brightly phosphorescent types like Chaetopterus, the most cosmopolitan of all the boring groups, viz. the Polydorae and Dodecaceridsae, the complex and physiologically interesting Magelona and the Capitellidae, and, lastly, the numerous and peculiar family of the Maldanids, fall to be considered.
While some in this section lack beauty of coloration in contrast with the elegant Phyllodocidae, they, for example, Chaetopterus and Magelona, surpass these in the remarkable complexity of outline, or in special modification of internal structure. The coloured figures by my late sister, Mrs. Albert Günther, and those by Miss Walker, speak for themselves.
To my colleagues of the Old and the New World I am much indebted for many valuable works and memoirs pertaining to the Marine Annelids, and especially of the families now under consideration. Whilst a list of these will probably be given in the final part, it is right now to record the loss which everyone interested in the group has felt by the death of the veteran naturalist, Prof. Kinberg, of Stockholm. As a pioneer his name is worthy of honourable remembrance along with those of Rathke, Grube, George Johnston, De Quatrefages, Malmgren, and Langerhans.
The kind aid of Canon Norman and the late Dr. Gwyn Jeffreys in their dredging in former years in the Zetlandic seas has again to be recorded. To Dr. Allen, of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, for southern specimens, to Prof. Arwidsson, of Upsala, for aid with the Maldanidae, to Mr. Southern for his courtesy in forwarding Irish specimens, and to Mr. Arnold Watson for a coloured and other figures of Owenia, my special thanks are due.
I have also, as on former occasions, to acknowledge the courtesy of the Librarians of the Linnean, the Royal, and the Zoological Societies of London, of the British Museum (Natural History), as well as that of the Librarians of the University of St. Andrews.
My thanks are further due to Miss Ada H. Walker for her skilful and patient work with pencil and brush. Unfortunately one or two forms were found to be British at the last moment, and hence the illustrative figures were entered with difficulty in the plates, whilst others have to be delayed for future publication.
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Armandia robertianae McIntosh, 1908 accepted as Polyophthalmus pictus (Dujardin, 1839) (redescription)
Asychis jeffreysii McIntosh, 1915 accepted as Asychis biceps (M. Sars, 1861) accepted as Chirimia biceps biceps (Sars, 1861) (original description)
Chaetopterus insignis Baird, 1864 accepted as Chaetopterus variopedatus (Renier, 1804) (source of synonymy)
Chaetopterus variopedatus (Renier, 1804) (additional source)
Cirratulus abyssorum Hansen, 1878 (additional source)
Cirratulus flavescens Johnston, 1825 accepted as Cirratulus cirratus (O. F. Müller, 1776) (source of synonymy)
Cirratulus fuscescens Johnston, 1825 (additional source)
Cirratulus medusa Johnston, 1833 (basis of record)
Dodecaceria concharum Örsted, 1843 (additional source)
Eumenia crassa Örsted, 1843 accepted as Polyphysia crassa (Örsted, 1843) (source of synonymy)
Eumenia ebranchiata Baird in McIntosh, 1915 accepted as Polyphysia crassa (Örsted, 1843) (original description)
Euspio McIntosh, 1915 accepted as Spio Fabricius, 1785 (original description)
Euspio gravieri McIntosh, 1915 accepted as Malacoceros tetracerus (Schmarda, 1861) (original description)
Flabelligera affinis M. Sars, 1829 (additional source)
Leiochone johnstoni McIntosh, 1915 (original description)
Nereis aries Dalyell, 1853 accepted as Scolelepis vulgaris (Johnston, 1827) (source of synonymy)
Ops Carrington, 1865 accepted as Owenia Delle Chiaje, 1844 (source of synonymy)
Ops digitata Carrington, 1865 accepted as Owenia fusiformis Delle Chiaje, 1844 (source of synonymy)
Owenia fusiformis Delle Chiaje, 1844 (additional source)
Polydora carazzi McIntosh, 1909 accepted as Dipolydora caulleryi (Mesnil, 1897) (source of synonymy)
Polydora caulleryi Mesnil, 1897 accepted as Dipolydora caulleryi (Mesnil, 1897) (basis of record)
Polydora ciliata (Johnston, 1838) (additional source)
Praxillella praetermissa (Malmgren, 1865) (additional source)
Proclymene muelleri (Sars, 1856) (additional source)
Scolelepis foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) represented as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) (additional source)
Scolelepis vulgaris (Johnston, 1827) (basis of record)
Siphonostoma gelatinosa Dalyell, 1853 accepted as Flabelligera affinis M. Sars, 1829 (source of synonymy)
Spio filicornis (Müller, 1776) (additional source)
Spio gattyi McIntosh, 1909 accepted as Spio filicornis (Müller, 1776) (source of synonymy)
Spio viridis Johnston, 1828 accepted as Scolelepis foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) represented as Scolelepis (Scolelepis) foliosa (Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833) (source of synonymy)
Terebella ostreae Dalyell, 1853 accepted as Dodecaceria concharum Örsted, 1843 (source of synonymy)