WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicroconchus Phillips in Murchison, 1839 †

394402  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:394402)

accepted
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh
fossil only
Murchison, Roderick Impey. (1839). The Silurian system, founded on geological researches in the counties of Salop, Hereford, Radnor, Montgomery, Caermarthen, Brecon, Pembroke, Monmouth, Gloucester, Worcester, and Stafford : with descriptions of the coalfields and overlying formations. [Book, 3 volumes, vol 1 by Murchison]. John Murray, Albemarle Street., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/88029#/summary
page(s): vol. 1, p.84,88, Fig D1-10 [details]   
Read, G. (2017). Microconchus Phillips in Murchison, 1839 †. 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=394402 on 2017-12-16

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2009-05-03 08:04:20Z
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2012-06-11 22:57:47Z
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2017-06-28 22:53:37Z
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original description Murchison, Roderick Impey. (1839). The Silurian system, founded on geological researches in the counties of Salop, Hereford, Radnor, Montgomery, Caermarthen, Brecon, Pembroke, Monmouth, Gloucester, Worcester, and Stafford : with descriptions of the coalfields and overlying formations. [Book, 3 volumes, vol 1 by Murchison]. John Murray, Albemarle Street., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/88029#/summary
page(s): vol. 1, p.84,88, Fig D1-10 [details]   

basis of record Lommerzheim, A. 1979. Monographische Bearbeitung der Serpulidae (Polychaeta sedentaria) aus dem Cenoman (Oberkreide) am Südwestrand des Münsterländer Beckens. Decheniana - Beihefte (Bonn)., 132: 110-195.
page(s): 167 [details]   

additional source Neave, S.A. (ed) 1939. Nomenclator zoologicus. A list of the names of genera and subgenera in zoology from the tenth edition of Linnaeus 1758 to the end of 1935., available online at https://doi.org/10.2307/1439031
page(s): 152 [details]   

status source Zaton, Michal; Vinn, Olev. 2011. Microconchids [Fossils explained 62]. Geology Today 27(6): 236-239 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification Not valid as Annelida: Polychaeta, where it was first placed in WoRMS, and belongs elsewhere. Morphological similarity to the Spirorbinae is suggested to be a result of evolutionary convergence. Representative of fossil order Microconchida Weedon, 1991, currently thought to belong to the lophophorates along with bryozoa and phoronids. "Only six microconchid genera have so far been established: Annuliconchus (Silurian), Palaeoconchus (Late Ordovician-Devonian), Polonoconchus (Middle Devonian), Microconchus (Devonian-Triassic), Helicoconchus (Early Permian) and Punctaconchus (Jurassic) ..." [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment An early spirorbiform "spirorbid" from the Paleozoic, and thus suspect as spirorbid, see Weedon (1994) [details]