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Giere, 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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World Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
On 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.
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Paratype USNM 1104646, 1104647, locality Hawaii, identified as Questa retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Nontype SMNH 93174, locality Hainan, identified as Questa retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype P 0281, locality Hawaii, identified as Questa retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype P 0282, locality Hawaii, identified as Questa retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Holotype ZMH P-24693, locality Hawaii, identified as Questa retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype ZMH P-24694a, locality Hawaii, identified as Questa retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype ZMH P-24694b, locality Hawaii, identified as Questa retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype ZMH P-24695a, locality Hawaii, identified as Questa retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype ZMH P-24695b, locality Hawaii, identified as Questa retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype ZMH P-24696, locality Hawaii, identified as Questa retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype ZMH P-24697, locality Hawaii, identified as Questa retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype ZMH P-24698, locality Hawaii, identified as Questa retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype ZMH P-24699, locality Hawaii, identified as Questa retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype ZMH P-24700, locality Hawaii, identified as Questa retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Nontype ZMH P-24703, locality Hainan, identified as Questa retrospermatica Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Holotype ZMH P-24705, locality Fiji Islands, identified as Questa fijiensis Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype ZMH P-24706, locality Fiji Islands, identified as Questa fijiensis Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype ZMH P-24707, locality Fiji Islands, identified as Questa fijiensis Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Nontype ZMH P-24708, locality Lord Howe Island, identified as Questa ersei Jamieson & Webb, 1984
Nontype ZMH P-24709, locality Lord Howe Island, identified as Questa ersei Jamieson & Webb, 1984
Nontype ZMH P-24713a, locality New Caledonia, identified as Questa ersei Jamieson & Webb, 1984
Nontype ZMH P-24713b, locality New Caledonia, identified as Questa ersei Jamieson & Webb, 1984
Nontype ZMH P-24713c, locality New Caledonia, identified as Questa ersei Jamieson & Webb, 1984
Nontype ZMH P-24713d, locality New Caledonia, identified as Questa ersei Jamieson & Webb, 1984
Nontype ZMH P-24713e, locality New Caledonia, identified as Questa ersei Jamieson & Webb, 1984
Nontype ZMH P-24713f, locality New Caledonia, identified as Questa ersei Jamieson & Webb, 1984
Nontype ZMH P-24713g, locality New Caledonia, identified as Questa ersei Jamieson & Webb, 1984
Nontype ZMH P-24713h, locality New Caledonia, identified as Questa ersei Jamieson & Webb, 1984
Nontype ZMH P-24713i-j, locality New Caledonia, identified as Questa ersei Jamieson & Webb, 1984
Nontype ZMH P-24713k-l, locality New Caledonia, identified as Questa ersei Jamieson & Webb, 1984
Nontype ZMH P-24713m, locality New Caledonia, identified as Questa ersei Jamieson & Webb, 1984
Holotype ZMH P-24772, locality Hawaii, identified as Levinsenia hawaiiensis Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype ZMH P-24773, locality Hawaii, identified as Levinsenia hawaiiensis Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype ZMH P-24774, locality Hawaii, identified as Levinsenia hawaiiensis Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Nontype ZMH P-24775, locality Hawaii, identified as Levinsenia hawaiiensis Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype ZMH P-24782, locality Hawaii, identified as Levinsenia hawaiiensis Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Paratype ZMH P-24783, locality Hawaii, identified as Levinsenia hawaiiensis Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Nontype ZMH P-24784, locality Hawaii, identified as Levinsenia hawaiiensis Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007
Nontype ZMH P-24785, locality Hawaii, identified as Levinsenia hawaiiensis Giere, Ebbe & Erséus, 2007