Australian Museum Journal New records of some little known Australian polychaetous annelids

Shortform:
Hartman, 1966, Rec. Aust. Mus. 26(17): 361–365
Author(s):
Hartman, Olga
Year published:
1966
Title:
New records of some little known Australian polychaetous annelids
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
26
Issue:
17
Start page:
361
End page:
365
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.26.1966.685
Language:
English
Plates:
plates 36–38
Date published:
01 June 1966
Cover date:
01 June 1966
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
07 April 2009
Available online:
23 July 2009
Reference number:
685
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (101kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1997kb PDF)

Abstract

A revised diagnosis of the Pleistocene genus Procoptodon is presented. The species also are revised and diagnosed. Numerous diagnostic characters have been found in the patterns and construction of the teeth. Owen's species Procoptodon goliah (Owen), 1846, Procoptodon rapha Owen, 1873, and Procoptodon pusio Owen, 1873, are recognized. As indicated by Owen, 1874, Pachysiagon otuel is a synonym of Procoptodon pusio. All of these are from late Pleistocene faunas. No specimens of Procoptodon are now known from older faunas. It is thought that a common ancestry of Procoptodon and Sthenurus in the Sthenurinae is much farther back in the Tertiary than has been previously assumed.