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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPararicia Solis-Weiss & Fauchald, 1989

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

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPararicia 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]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology The generic epithet is derived from the old...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomic remark The examination of the holotype of Pararicia...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomic 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]
Gil, J.; Read, G. (2017). Pararicia Solis-Weiss & Fauchald, 1989. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324781 on 2017-12-15

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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]   
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology 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]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomic 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]