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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolymniella Verrill, 1900 
AphiaID: 325265

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 editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellomorpha (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolymniella (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEupolymnia (Polymniella) aurantiaca Verrill, 1900 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellinae Johnston, 1846
Sources  original description Verrill, A.E. 1900. Additions to the Turbellaria, Nemertina, and Annelida of the Bermudas, with revisions of some New England genera and species. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences, 10(2): 595-671., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/88425#page/305/mode/1up
page(s): 660 [details]

status source Nogueira, João Miguel de Matos 2008. Review of Some Terebelliform Polychaetes (Polychaeta: Terebelliformia) at the Yale Peabody Museum. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. 9(2): 209-234. , available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.3374/0079-032X-49.2.209
page(s): 227; note: review of previous usages [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolymniella aurantiaca (Verrill, 1900)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Nogueira (2008:227): ""a monotypic genus, only known from Bermuda and nearby localities. Polymniella is similar to Terebella, only differing from that genus in having branchiae on discontinuous segments. Another genus similar to Terebella, but with branchiae on discontinuous segments, is Terebellobranchia Day, 1951. The only difference between Polymniella and Terebellobranchia is the segments which bear branchiae, but this feature is variable in the latter genus (Londoño-Mesa and Carrera-Parra 2005) and so, if the presence of branchiae in discontinuous segments is considered as a character by itself, Polymniella and Terebellobranchia should be treated as a single taxon. There is no reason not to synonymize Terebellobranchia with Polymniella, but it also seems likely that recognition of any of these genera as valid taxa renders Terebella paraphyletic." [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325265
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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
2011-09-22 21:25:12Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
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  Citation: Read, G. (2015). Polymniella Verrill, 1900. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=325265 on 2016-09-28
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