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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPygophelia M. Sars, 1869 
AphiaID: 324765

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 editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScolecida (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpheliidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPygophelia (Genus)
Status nomen nudum
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPygophelia singularis M. Sars, 1869 (type by original designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpheliidae Malmgren, 1867
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPygophelia M. Sars, 1869
Sources  original description Sars, M. (1869). Fortsatte bemerkinger over det dyriske livs udbredning i havets dybder. Förhandlinger i Videnskabsselskabet i Kristiania, 1869, 246–275., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.51281
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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPygophelia singularis M. Sars, 1869 (nomen nudum)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. The generic name is composed by the Greek prefix pygo-, meaning 'tail' or 'rump', followed by the name of the genus Ophelia Savigny, 1822, the type of the family, and presumably refers to the anal funnel that would be present in the taxon. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature The generic name Pygophelia M. Sars, 1869 is a nomen nudum, as it does not accomplish Article 12 of the ICZN. It appears as a new taxon in a list of taxa provided by M. Sars (1869: 253), without the support of any further taxonomic information.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Eliason (1962: 276-276) suggested that the genus Pygophelia was represented by specimens belonging to the genus Ammotrypane Rathke, 1843 (now Ophelina Örsted, 1843), namely to the new species Ammotrypane sarsi Eliason, 1962. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324765
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Date   action   by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2013-07-12 16:58:09Z  changed  Gil, João
2016-06-03 00:26:29Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J. (2016). Pygophelia M. Sars, 1869. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324765 on 2016-12-02
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