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Nogueira, João Miguel de Matos; Fitzhugh, Kirk; Hutchings, Pat. 2013. The continuing challenge of phylogenetic relationships in Terebelliformia (Annelida : Polychaeta). Invertebrate Systematics 27(2): 186-238
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb). Paper is not open access.
A comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the Terebellidae and related families was undertaken. Type material of all genera of Terebellinae was examined, together with representatives of nearly all genera of remaining Terebellidae subfamilies, and representatives of the families that have been traditionally regarded as being closely related, comprising the Terebelliformia. In total, 85 species were coded using 118 subjects (‘characters’) and 286 subject–predicate relations (‘states’). The results indicate: (1) the paraphyly of Terebellidae by the placements of Trichobranchidae, Ampharetidae, Alvinellidae and Pectinariidae within that clade; (2) the occurrences of Thelepodinae as separate clades, consistent with groups ‘A’ and ‘B’ recognised by Nogueira et al. (2010a); and (3) the monophyly of Polycirrinae and Terebellinae. The previously considered subfamilies of Terebellidae are raised to familial level and a new family is described. Revised definitions are provided for: Terebelliformia, Polycirridae, stat. nov., Telothelepodidae, fam. nov., Terebellidae emend., and Thelepodidae, stat. nov., along with a discussion of character evolution in the Terebellidae.
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Axionice Malmgren, 1866 (additional source)
Polycirridae Malmgren, 1866 accepted as Polycirrini Malmgren, 1866 (status source)
Polycirrini Malmgren, 1866 (taxonomy source)
Pseudothelepus Hutchings, 1997 (additional source)
Telothelepodidae Nogueira, Fitzhugh & Hutchings, 2013 accepted as Thelepodinae Hessle, 1917 (original description)
Terebellidae Johnston, 1846 (additional source)
Terebelliformia (additional source)

Nogueira, Fitzhugh and Hutchings (2013: 235-236) considered subfamily Polycirrinae as family Polycirridae after ... [details]


Classification of Terebellidae is now based on Stiller et al (2020). These authors did not find support from ... [details]


authors: "Members of Telothelepodidae are distinguished by the shape of the elongate, narrow ‘upper lips’ ... [details]


The genus "Pseudothelepus' Hutchings, 1997 is a junior homonym of the genus Pseudothelepus Augener, 1918 and thus ... [details]


Status disputed. Nogueira et al (2013) and Lavesque et al (2020) place Polycirrus-group species (for many decades ... [details]