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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia Quatrefages, 1866 
AphiaID: 129311

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorErrantia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNereidiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHesionidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsamathinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsamathe Johnston, 1836
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia cirrhata (Keferstein, 1862) (type by subsequent designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsamathinae Pleijel, 1998
Sources  original description Quatrefages, Armand de. 1866. Histoire naturelle des Annelés marins et d'eau douce. Annélides et Géphyriens. Volume 2. Première partie. 1-336. Deuxième Partie. 337-794. Explication des planches p.1-24. planches 1-20. Librarie Encyclopédique de Roret. Paris. , available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=M_xNAAAAcAAJ
page(s): 41 [details]

source of synonymy Claparède, É. (1868). Les annélides chétopodes du Golfe de Naples. Mémoires de la Société de Physique et d'Histoire Naturelle de Genève. 19(2): 313-584, plates I-XVI., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/50163#page/375/mode/1up
page(s): 535 [details]

status source Pleijel, Fredrik 1998. Phylogeny and classification of Hesionidae (Polychaeta). Zoologica Scripta, 27(2): 89-163, 38 figures, 7 tables.
page(s): 122 [details]

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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia cirrata [auct. misspelling] accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia cirrhata (Keferstein, 1862) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsamathe fusca Johnston, 1836
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia cirrhata (Keferstein, 1862) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsamathe fusca Johnston, 1836
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia claparedii Quatrefages, 1866 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia cirrhata (Keferstein, 1862) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsamathe fusca Johnston, 1836
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia dubia Hessle, 1925 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicropodarke dubia (Hessle, 1925)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia fauveli Averincev, 1972 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsamathe fauveli (Averincev, 1962)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia haploseta Perkins, 1984 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsamathe haploseta (Perkins, 1984)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKefersteinia similis Hessle, 1925 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHesiospina aurantiaca (M. Sars, 1862)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHomonymy Kefersteina Quatrefages, 1866 is a senior homonym to Kefersteinia Neumayr 1891 in Mollusca [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Pleijel (1998:122) discusses the names Psamathe and Kefersteinia. The 2nd is subjective synonym of the first, which is valid, not a junior homonym. Pleijel (p.159) states that Kefersteinia is an objective synonym of Psamathe, but this seems a misinterpretation as they are not based on the same types. Their types are synonyms as subjective synonyms, based on worms originally collected from different places and times. Thus because future work could in theory reinstate Psamathe cirrhata out of subjective synonymy the genera could not be objective synonyms. Kefersteinia was not a replacement name for Psamathe. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpelling Quatrefages used the incorrect subsequent spelling 'cirrata' for his species of Kefersteinia instead of 'cirrhata' [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSynonymy Claparède (1868:536) originally restored the original combination Psamathe cirrhata (as cirrata) and thus included Kefersteinia in Psamathe. However, Fauvel (1923:238) and others much later (Hartmann-Schröder, 1996) were using Kefersteinia as valid. Pleijel (1998:124) explains why Psamathe is valid over Kefersteinia [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129311
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Bellan, Gérard
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2013-10-27 03:16:27Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2015). Kefersteinia. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129311 on 2016-04-29
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