WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTyira Hutchings, 1997

325280

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325280

accepted
Genus
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTyira owensi Hutchings, 1997 (type by original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
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]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated in the original description, but...  
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]
Gil, J.; Read, G. (2016). Tyira Hutchings, 1997. 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 2017-11-18

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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2011-09-21 23:47:57Z
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2016-12-30 16:55:24Z
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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]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
From editor or global species database
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]