WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLaeospira Caullery & Mesnil, 1897

325112  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325112)

accepted
Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeospira [auct. misspelling for 'Laeospira'] (data entry misspelling of no significance)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Caullery, Maurice; Mesnil, Felix. (1897). Études sur la morphologie comparée et la phylogénie des espèces chez les Spirorbes. Bulletin scientifique de la France et de la Belgique. 30: 185-233, plates 7-10., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10721821
page(s): 211; note: as a subgenus of Spirorbis [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. However, from context evidently in...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. However, from context evidently in relation to the direction of tube spiralling. Laeospira is from Greek and indicative of left-spiralling (sinistral), in contrast to right-spiralling Dexiospira (dextral) species. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus Doubtfully valid. Status requires re-evaluation.  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus Doubtfully valid. Status requires re-evaluation. [details]
ten Hove, H. (2009). Laeospira Caullery & Mesnil, 1897. 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=325112 on 2017-12-12

Date
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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2009-04-30 19:58:32Z
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original description Caullery, Maurice; Mesnil, Felix. (1897). Études sur la morphologie comparée et la phylogénie des espèces chez les Spirorbes. Bulletin scientifique de la France et de la Belgique. 30: 185-233, plates 7-10., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/10721821
page(s): 211; note: as a subgenus of Spirorbis [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeospira [auct. misspelling for 'Laeospira']) Clarke, A.; Johnston, N.M. (2003). Antarctic marine benthic diversity. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review. 41: 47-114. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated. However, from context evidently in relation to the direction of tube spiralling. Laeospira is from Greek and indicative of left-spiralling (sinistral), in contrast to right-spiralling Dexiospira (dextral) species. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStatus Doubtfully valid. Status requires re-evaluation. [details]