WoRMS name details

Pararicia Solis-Weiss & Fauchald, 1989

324781  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324781)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Genus
Pararicia belizensis Solis-Weiss & Fauchald, 1989 (type by original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Solis-Weiss, V.; Fauchald, K. (1989). Orbiniidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from mangrove root-mats in Belize, with a revision of Protoariciin genera. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 102(3): 772-792., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34551156
page(s): 789 [details]   
Etymology The generic epithet is derived from the old generic name Aricia used in this family, and is composed by the anteposition of...  
Etymology The generic epithet is derived from the old generic name Aricia used in this family, and is composed by the anteposition of the Greek prefix para-, meaning 'beside', 'near' or 'resembling', to the generic name Aricia Savigny, 1822. [details]

Taxonomic remark The examination of the holotype of Pararicia belizensis Solis-Weiss & Fauchald, 1989, the type species of the genus (USNM...  
Taxonomic remark The examination of the holotype of Pararicia belizensis Solis-Weiss & Fauchald, 1989, the type species of the genus (USNM 120930), by Blake (1996: 4, footnote), revealed that most of the thoracic neurochaetae, although long and thin, had blunt tips. Those of the first 1-3 chaetigers were actually short enough to be considered as uncini. The genus should then be considered a synonym of Protoariciella Hartmann-Schröder, 1962. However, due to the fact the specimen was clearly a juvenile and likely a developmental stage of a Naineris species, possibly N. setosa (Verrill, 1900) described in the same paper and also present at Twin Cays (Belize), the type locality of P. belizensis, Pararicia should probably be referred to synonymy with Naineris Blainville, 1828.  [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Pararicia Solis-Weiss & Fauchald, 1989. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324781 on 2018-05-26
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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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original description Solis-Weiss, V.; Fauchald, K. (1989). Orbiniidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) from mangrove root-mats in Belize, with a revision of Protoariciin genera. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 102(3): 772-792., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34551156
page(s): 789 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Original diagnosis by Solis-Weiss & Fauchald (1989: 789): ''Prostomium rounded, with two to numerous eyes, two asetigerous thoracic segments present; branchiae from one of the thoracic setigers. Notopodial setae include crenulate capillaries and furcate setae. Thoracic neuropodial setae shorter than crenulate capillary setae; thoracic uncini absent. Abdominal neuropodial setae, a few crenulate capillaries in addition to smooth acicular uncini. Four fingerlike anal cirri present.'' [details]

Etymology The generic epithet is derived from the old generic name Aricia used in this family, and is composed by the anteposition of the Greek prefix para-, meaning 'beside', 'near' or 'resembling', to the generic name Aricia Savigny, 1822. [details]

Taxonomic remark The examination of the holotype of Pararicia belizensis Solis-Weiss & Fauchald, 1989, the type species of the genus (USNM 120930), by Blake (1996: 4, footnote), revealed that most of the thoracic neurochaetae, although long and thin, had blunt tips. Those of the first 1-3 chaetigers were actually short enough to be considered as uncini. The genus should then be considered a synonym of Protoariciella Hartmann-Schröder, 1962. However, due to the fact the specimen was clearly a juvenile and likely a developmental stage of a Naineris species, possibly N. setosa (Verrill, 1900) described in the same paper and also present at Twin Cays (Belize), the type locality of P. belizensis, Pararicia should probably be referred to synonymy with Naineris Blainville, 1828.  [details]