WoRMS taxon details

Protolaeospira Pixell, 1912

129640  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:129640)

accepted
Genus
Marsipospira Bailey, 1969 (subjective synonym)
Subgenus Protolaeospira (Dextralia) Knight-Jones & Walker, 1972
Subgenus Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira)
  » Species Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) augeneri Vine, 1977
  » Species Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) calypso (Zibrowius, 1970)
  » Species Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) capensis (Day, 1961)
  » Species Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) cavata Knight-Jones P. & Knight-Jones E.W., 1994
  » Species Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) eximia (Bush, 1905)
  » Species Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) gracei Vine, 1977
  » Species Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) pedalis Knight-Jones P. & Knight-Jones E.W., 1994
  » Species Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) striata (Quievreux, 1963)
  » Species Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) tricostalis (Lamarck, 1818)
  » Species Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) triflabellis Knight-Jones, 1973
  » Species Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) canina Knight-Jones, 1973 accepted as Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) tricostalis (Lamarck, 1818) (subjective synonym)

Species Protolaeospira augeneri Vine, 1977 represented as Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) augeneri Vine, 1977
Species Protolaeospira capensis (Day, 1961) represented as Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) capensis (Day, 1961)
Species Protolaeospira gracei Vine, 1977 represented as Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) gracei Vine, 1977
Species Protolaeospira striata (Quievreux, 1963) represented as Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) striata (Quievreux, 1963)

Species Protolaeospira ambilateralis Pixell, 1912 accepted as Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) eximia (Bush, 1905) (subjective synonym)
Species Protolaeospira lebruni (Caullery & Mesnil, 1897) accepted as Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) tricostalis (Lamarck, 1818) (subjective synonym)
Species Protolaeospira translucens (Bailey, Harris, 1968) accepted as Protolaeospira (Protolaeospira) capensis (Day, 1961) (subjective synonym)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Pixell, Helen L. M. (1912). Polychaeta from the Pacific coast of North America. Part I. Serpulidae, with a revised table of classification of the genus Spirorbis. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. [1912 part 3-4]: 784-805, plates 87-89 [follow p.784]., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32119350
page(s): 798; note: for new species Spirorbis ambilateralis, but under new subgenus Protolaeospira [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Etymology Not stated. Laeospira is indicative of left-spiralling (sinistral). Laeospira and Paralaeospira already existed as...  
Etymology Not stated. Laeospira is indicative of left-spiralling (sinistral). Laeospira and Paralaeospira already existed as subgenera. The use of Protos, Greek for first, as a prefix may relate to Protolaeospira having 4 thoracic segments in Pixell's subgenus scheme, whereas the other two had fewer at 3 and 3.5 thoracic segments. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Protolaeospira Pixell, 1912. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129640 on 2018-06-20
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2008-03-05 09:00:37Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2009-07-30 08:27:22Z
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original description Pixell, Helen L. M. (1912). Polychaeta from the Pacific coast of North America. Part I. Serpulidae, with a revised table of classification of the genus Spirorbis. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. [1912 part 3-4]: 784-805, plates 87-89 [follow p.784]., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/32119350
page(s): 798; note: for new species Spirorbis ambilateralis, but under new subgenus Protolaeospira [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (ofMarsipospira Bailey, 1969) Bailey, Julie H. (1969). Methods of brood protection as a basis for the reclassification of the Spirorbinae (Serpulidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London. 48: 387-407., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.1969.tb00719.x
page(s): 400; note: as a new subgenus of Spirorbis [details]   

additional source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]   

additional source Bellan, Gerard. (2001). Polychaeta, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels. 50: pp. 214-231. (look up in IMIS[details]   

status source  (ofMarsipospira Bailey, 1969) Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf
page(s): 151 [details]   
 
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Etymology Not stated. Laeospira is indicative of left-spiralling (sinistral). Laeospira and Paralaeospira already existed as subgenera. The use of Protos, Greek for first, as a prefix may relate to Protolaeospira having 4 thoracic segments in Pixell's subgenus scheme, whereas the other two had fewer at 3 and 3.5 thoracic segments. [details]