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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorcia Grube, 1859 
AphiaID: 324784

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 editorScolecida (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbiniidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorcia (Genus)
Status nomen dubium (indeterminable?)
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorcia maderensis Grube, 1859 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrbiniidae Hartman, 1942
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorcia Grube, 1859
Source  original description Grube, A.E. 1858 (pub. 1859). Annulata Örstediana. Enumeratio Annulatorum, quae in itinere Indiam Occidentalem et Americam Centralem annis 1845-1848 suscepto legit cl. A.S. Oersted, adjectis speciebus nonnullis a cl. H. Kroyero in itinere ad Americam meridionalem collectis, [part 3], 105-120. Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk naturhistorisk Forening i Köbenhavn 3: 105-120., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/35800298
page(s): 105 [details]

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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorcia maderensis Grube, 1859 (nomen dubium, indeterminable)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Original diagnosis by Grube (1859: 105): ''Corpus vermiforme, subquadrangulum. Lobus capitalis minus prominens, segmento buccali penitus impressus. Segmentum buccale et proxima 3 caruncula munita, cirri tentaculares nulli. Fasciculi setarum utrinque distichi: superiores cirro parvo muniti, inferiores cirro nullo, segmentorum anteriorum unum a ceteris differens, pectine setarum utrinque 1 armatum, cirro nullo: setae simplices, segmenti illius a ceteris diversae. Branchiae cirriformes, in segmentis anterioribus desideratae.'' [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEtymology Not stated, unknown. Porcia could be a reference to Porcia Catonis, wife of the Roman statesman Brutus and from whom William Shakespeare drew the character Portia of his play 'The Merchant of Venice'. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Hartman (1957:251) places as indeterminable, fide Eisig, 1914:280. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324784
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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
2012-12-20 23:03:21Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2016-11-25 10:56:55Z  changed  Gil, João
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2012). Porcia Grube, 1859. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2015) World Polychaeta database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324784 on 2016-12-09