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NameGiere, O.; Ebbe, B.; Erséus, C. 2007. Questa (Annelida, Polychaeta, Orbiniidae) from Pacific regions - new species and reassessment of the genus Periquesta. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 7(4): 304-319
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NoteWorld Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
Linkhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ode.2007.04.001
AbstractOn the basis of new material from various Pacific regions we critically evaluate the characters for the taxonomy of the genus Questa and the former Questidae, a taxon now concluded to be a lineage within the family Orbiniidae. Two new species, Questa retrospermatica sp. n. from Hawaii (with similar forms also from New Caledonia and China), and Questa fijiensis sp. n. from Fiji, are described, and the morphological character patterns and phylogeny of the genus are revisited on the basis of a cladistic analysis. The finding of Hawaiian material of a new species, Levinsenia hawaiiensis sp. n., similar to Periquesta canariensis Brito & Nunez, 2002 (= Levinsenia canariensis comb. n.), challenges the view that Periquesta Brito & Nunez, 2002 is closely related to Questa; rather, it belongs to Paraonidae as a junior synonym of Levinsenia Mesnil, 1897.
Geographical
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Pacific Ocean
Taxonomic
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Polychaeta
Taxa
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLevinsenia canariensis (Brito & Núñez, 2002) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLevinsenia hawaiiensis Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPeriquesta Brito & Núñez, 2002 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLevinsenia Mesnil, 1897 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPeriquesta canariensis Brito & Núñez, 2002 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLevinsenia canariensis (Brito & Núñez, 2002) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuesta fijiensis Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuesta retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuestidae Hartman, 1966 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbiniidae Hartman, 1942 (status source)
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