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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTyira Hutchings, 1997 
AphiaID: 325280

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 editorTyira (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTyira owensi Hutchings, 1997 (type by original designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellinae Johnston, 1846
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTyira Hutchings, 1997
Source  original description Hutchings, Pat. (1997). The Terebellidae (F. Polychaeta) from the Wallabi Group, Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. pages 459-501, 10 figures, 4 tables. In: Wells, Fred E. The Marine Flora and Fauna of the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth.
page(s): 488 [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTyira owensi Hutchings, 1997
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Original diagnosis by Hutchings (1997: 488): ''Tentacular membrane compact. Two pairs of dichotomous branching branchiae on segments 2 and 3. Lateral lobes absent. Notopodia present from segment 2 (1st branchiferous) and continuing for 19 segments, notosetae winged capillaries with serrations along one margin. Neuropodia from setiger 4 (segment 5) and continuing to pygidium, neurosetae short-handled avicular uncini, initially arranged in single rows, in double rows from thoracic uncinigerous segment 7 to just behind the pygidium.'' [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated in the original description, but according to Pat Hutchings (personal communication, 12 January 2017), the generic epithet tyira is an Aboriginal word meaning 'wind', and refers to the constant winds that characterise Abrolhos Islands, where the type species of the genus was collected: ''Abrolhos is noted for its wind and no trees, with nearby mainland trees all growing at 45 degrees because of the prevailing wind''. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325280
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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
2011-09-21 23:47:57Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2016-12-30 16:55:24Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Gil, J.; Read, G. (2016). Tyira. 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=325280 on 2017-05-29
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