WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolymniella Verrill, 1900

325265  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325265)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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): 660-661 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Nogueira (2008:227): ""a monotypic genus, only...  
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]
Gil, J.; Read, G. (2017). Polymniella Verrill, 1900. 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=325265 on 2017-12-17

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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2011-09-22 21:25:12Z
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2017-01-11 11:43:35Z
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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): 660-661 [details]   

taxonomy source Londoño-Mesa, M.H. (2009). Terebellidae (Polychaeta: Terebellida) from the Grand Caribbean region. Zootaxa. 2320: 1-93., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2009/f/z02320p093f.pdf
page(s): 54 [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. 49(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]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEupolymnia (Polymniella) Verrill, 1900) Fauchald, K. (2007). World Register of Polychaeta. , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta [details]   

additional source  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorEupolymnia (Polymniella) Verrill, 1900) 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): 660-661 [details]   
From editor or global species database
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]