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Polychaeta taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMera Saint-Joseph, 1894 
AphiaID: 326190

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 editorSabellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSerpulidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpirorbinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMera (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorJanua Saint-Joseph, 1894
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMera pusilla Saint-Joseph, 1894 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSpirorbinae Chamberlin, 1919
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMera Saint-Joseph, 1894
Sources  original description Saint-Joseph, Arthur d’Anthoine de. 1894. Les Annélides polychètes des côtes de Dinard. Troisième Partie. Annales des sciences naturelles, Paris, Ser. 7, 17: 1-395., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/110316#page/10/mode/1up [details]

status source Rzhavsky, Alexander V.; Kupriyanova, Elena K.; Sikorski, Andrei V.; Dahle, Salve. (2014). Calcareous tubeworms (Polychaeta, Serpulidae) of the Arctic Ocean. KMK Scientific Press, Moscow. 191 p. [ISBN 978-5-87317-988-6]., available online at http://www.sevin.ru/menues1/index_rus.html?../news/739.html
page(s): 92; note: complexities of taxonomic history examined [details]

status source Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series. 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf
page(s): 151; note: listed as referred to Janua [details]

status source Hartman, Olga. (1959). Catalogue of the Polychaetous Annelids of the World. Parts 1 and 2. Allan Hancock Foundation Occasional Paper. 23: 1-628.
page(s): 580; note: listed as referred to Spirorbis [details]

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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMera pusilla Saint-Joseph, 1894 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorJanua pagenstecheri (Quatrefages, 1866) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorJanua heterostropha (Montagu, 1803)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy Rzhavsky et al (2015: 92) included Mera pusilla, the type species of Mera, under Janua heterostropha (Montagu, 1803), subjective senior synonym of Spirorbis pagenstecheri Quatrefages, 1866, the type species of Janua. Thus Mera is invalid. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:326190
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Date   action   by
2008-03-17 07:31:26Z  created  Decock, Wim
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2015-07-17 09:47:47Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2016-09-03 03:28:08Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2016). Mera Saint-Joseph, 1894. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016). World Polychaeta database. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=326190 on 2016-09-28