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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalmyridae Kinberg, 1858 
AphiaID: 155082

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 editorAphroditiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalmyridae (Family)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphroditidae Malmgren, 1867
Rank Family
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPalmyra Savigny, 1818
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphroditiformia
Sources  original description Kinberg, J. G. H. (1857). Annulater [scale worms]. Kongliga Svenska Fregatten Eugenies Resa omkring jorden under befal af C.A. Virgin aren 1851-1853. Zoology. 1(2): 1-32. Vetenskapliga Iakttagelser. Almquist & Wicksells. Uppsala & Stockholm. [details]

status source Watson Russell, Charlotte. (1989). Revision of Palmyra Savigny (Polychaeta: Aphroditidae) and redescription of Palmyra aurifera. The Beagle, Records of the Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences. 6(1): 35-53. [details]

status source Wiklund, Helena, Nygren, Arne, Pleijel, Fredrik and Sundberg, Per 2005. Phylogeny of Aphroditiformia (Polychaeta) based on molecular and morphological data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 37: 495-502.
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Environment marine
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Kinberg (1858) created Palmyridae, as the Palmyracea, as a family within the Aphroditea and defined it as lacking elytra; paleae on all segments; tubercles and dorsal cirri alternating. However, the family Palmyridae is not recognised today, and the genus on which it is based, Palmyra, contains only P. aurifera at present. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorValidity The molecular work of Wiklund et al (2005) subsequently supported Watson-Russel's (1989) morphological conclusions that Palmyra belonged in Aphroditidae, thus Palmyridae was not valid. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:155082
Edit history
Date   action   by
2005-04-22 07:56:35Z  created  Appeltans, Ward
2007-12-15 20:01:16Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2012-09-19 03:31:54Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
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  Citation: Read, G. (2012). Palmyridae Kinberg, 1858. 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=155082 on 2017-10-20
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