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McCowin, Marina F.; Rouse, Greg W. (2018). Phylogeny of hydrothermal vent Iphionidae, with the description of a new species (Aphroditiformia, Annelida). ZooKeys. 779: 89-107.
10.3897/zookeys.779.24781 [view]
urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:7ED3734C-37F7-4ABF-89B6-A12A2A56B216 [view]
McCowin, Marina F.; Rouse, Greg W.
Phylogeny of hydrothermal vent Iphionidae, with the description of a new species (Aphroditiformia, Annelida)
779: 89-107
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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The scale-worm family Iphionidae consists of four genera. Of these, Thermiphione has two accepted species, both native to hydrothermal vents in the Pacific Ocean; T. fijiensis Miura, 1994 (West Pacific) and T. tufari Hartmann-Schröder, 1992 (East Pacific Rise). Iphionella is also known from the Pacific, and has two recognized species; Iphionella risensis Pettibone, 1986 (East Pacific Rise, hydrothermal vents) and I. philippinensis Pettibone, 1986 (West Pacific, deep sea). In this study, phylogenetic analyses of Iphionidae from various hydrothermal vent systems of the Pacific Ocean were conducted utilizing morphology and mitochondrial (COI and 16S rRNA) and nuclear (18S and 28S rRNA) genes. The results revealed a new iphionid species, described here as Thermiphione rapanui sp. n. The analyses also demonstrated the paraphyly of Thermiphione, requiring Iphionella risensis to be referred to the genus, as Thermiphione risensis (Pettibone, 1986).
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South Pacific Abyssal Province for Thermiphione rapanui McCowin & Rouse, 2018 
 Editor's comment

McCowin et al (2018) recombined Iphionella risensis into Thermiphione Hartmann-Schröder, 1992, and noted that ... [details]


Thermiphione rapanui is named after the traditional Polynesian name for Easter Island (Rapa Nui). [details]

 Type species

An unusual change of type species has occurred in Iphionella. Iphione cimex Quatrefages, 1866 was the type species ... [details]