WoRMS taxon details

Wiwaxia Walcott, 1911 †

324587  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324587)

accepted
Genus
Wiwaxia corrugata (Matthew, 1899) † (type by original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
fossil only
Walcott, Charles D. 1911. Cambrian geology and paleontology. Middle Cambrian annelids. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 57(5): 109-144., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9263167
page(s): 123 [details]   
Etymology Generic name derived from Wiwaxy, name of several small mountain peaks north of Lake O'Hara. British Columbia, Canada.  
Etymology Generic name derived from Wiwaxy, name of several small mountain peaks north of Lake O'Hara. British Columbia, Canada. [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Wiwaxia Walcott, 1911 †. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324587 on 2018-12-10
Date
action
by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2011-12-13 20:48:27Z
changed

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original description Walcott, Charles D. 1911. Cambrian geology and paleontology. Middle Cambrian annelids. Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 57(5): 109-144., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9263167
page(s): 123 [details]   

status source Eibye-Jacobsen, D. 2004. A reevaluation of Wiwaxia and the polychaetes of the Burgess Shale. Lethaia 37(3): 317-335., available online at https://doi.org/10.1080/00241160410002027 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Classification The placement of Wiwaxia as a stem annelid has been reconsidered more than once. Eibye-Jacobsen (2004) argued that the lack of evidence for segmentation precluded an annelid placement, but also that there was not sufficient evidence to place it with molluscs. Subsequent authors have further contributions to the debate. [details]

Etymology Generic name derived from Wiwaxy, name of several small mountain peaks north of Lake O'Hara. British Columbia, Canada. [details]