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NameGiere, Olav and Erséus, Christer 1998. A systematic account of the Questidae (Annelida, Polychaeta), with description of new taxa. Zoologica Scripta, 27(4): 345-360, 5 figures, 3 tables.
DOI10.1111/j.1463-6409.1998.tb00466.x
AuthorsGierelav, O.; Erséushrister, C.
Year1998
TitleA systematic account of the Questidae (Annelida, Polychaeta), with description of new taxa
JournalZoologica Scripta
Suffix27(4): 345-360
Type Publication
NoteKristian Fauchald's Polychaeta DB
AbstractQuestidae is a poorly known polychaete family with many unusual characters, particularly with regard to its reproductive organs. Its taxonomic position remains uncertain, which can be partly referred to the limited material described to date. New material, mostly from shallow sublittoral sediments, shows that questids have a circummundane distribution. Questa Hartman, 1966 is revised to include Novaquesta Hobson, 1970 as a junior synonym. Eight species of questids are assigned to Questa, four of them are new to science: Questa bicirrata sp. n., Q. paucibranchiata sp. n., Q. mediterranea sp. n., and Q. riseri sp. n. Character patterns of the questid polychaetes described so far are cladistically analysed. The limitation of informative characters causes ambiguity in the most parsimonious reconstruction of the phylogeny of the family, and therefore, the Questidae is proposed to be classified as comprising only one genus.
Bibliographical
term
Systematics, Taxonomy
Taxonomic
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Polychaeta
Taxa
(12)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNovaquesta Hobson, 1970 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuesta Hartman, 1966 (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNovaquesta trifurcata Hobson, 1970 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuesta trifurcata (Hobson, 1970) (source of synonymy)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuesta Hartman, 1966 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuesta bicirrata Giere & Erséus, 1998 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuesta caudicirra Hartman, 1966 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuesta ersei Jamieson & Webb, 1984 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuesta media Westheide, 1981 (additional source)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuesta mediterranea Giere & Erséus, 1998 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuesta paucibranchiata Giere & Erséus, 1998 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuesta riseri Giere & Erséus, 1998 (original description)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuesta trifurcata (Hobson, 1970) (new combination reference)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorQuestidae Hartman, 1966 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbiniidae Hartman, 1942 (redescription)
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