WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtolaeospira Pixell, 1912

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

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

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtolaeospira augeneri Vine, 1977 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtolaeospira (Protolaeospira) augeneri Vine, 1977
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtolaeospira capensis (Day, 1961) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtolaeospira (Protolaeospira) capensis (Day, 1961)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtolaeospira gracei Vine, 1977 represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtolaeospira (Protolaeospira) gracei Vine, 1977
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtolaeospira striata (Quievreux, 1963) represented as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtolaeospira (Protolaeospira) striata (Quievreux, 1963)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtolaeospira ambilateralis Pixell, 1912 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtolaeospira (Protolaeospira) eximia (Bush, 1905) (subjective synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtolaeospira lebruni (Caullery & Mesnil, 1897) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtolaeospira (Protolaeospira) tricostalis (Lamarck, 1818) (subjective synonym)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtolaeospira translucens (Bailey, Harris, 1968) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorProtolaeospira (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 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. Laeospira is indicative of...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]
ten Hove, H.; Bellan, G. (2009). Protolaeospira Pixell, 1912. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=129640 on 2017-12-16

Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
2008-03-05 09:00:37Z
changed
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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarsipospira 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  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorMarsipospira 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]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]