WoRMS taxon details

Melinnidae Chamberlin, 1919

155483  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:155483)

accepted
Family
Melinninae Chamberlin, 1919 (disused, placeholder entry for rank upgrade to family)
Genus Isolda Mueller, 1858
Genus Melinantipoda Hartman, 1967
Genus Melinna Malmgren, 1866
Genus Melinnopsides Day, 1964
Genus Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885

Genus Amelinna Hartman, 1969 accepted as Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885
Genus Irana Wesenberg-Lund, 1949 accepted as Isolda Mueller, 1858 (subjective synonym)
Genus Melinnexis Annenkova, 1931 accepted as Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885 (subjective synonym)
Genus Melinnides Wesenberg-Lund, 1950 accepted as Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885 (subjective synonym)
Genus Moyanus Chamberlin, 1919 accepted as Melinnopsis McIntosh, 1885 (subjective synonym)
Genus Oeorpata Kinberg, 1867 accepted as Isolda Mueller, 1858 (subjective synonym)
Genus Oerpata [auct. misspelling] accepted as Isolda Mueller, 1858 (lapsus calami for Oeorpata)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Chamberlin, Ralph V. (1919). The Annelida Polychaeta [Albatross Expeditions]. <em>Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College.</em> 48: 1-514., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/memoirsofmuseumo4801harv
page(s): 443 [details]   
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2020). World Polychaeta database. Melinnidae Chamberlin, 1919. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=155483 on 2020-10-28
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2005-04-27 08:17:47Z
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2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2014-06-18 22:06:57Z
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2020-07-13 03:58:47Z
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original description Chamberlin, Ralph V. (1919). The Annelida Polychaeta [Albatross Expeditions]. <em>Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College.</em> 48: 1-514., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/memoirsofmuseumo4801harv
page(s): 443 [details]   

original description  (of Melinninae Chamberlin, 1919) Chamberlin, Ralph V. (1919). The Annelida Polychaeta [Albatross Expeditions]. <em>Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College.</em> 48: 1-514., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/ia/memoirsofmuseumo4801harv [details]   

additional source Hartmann-Schröder, G. (1996). Annelida, Borstenwürmer, Polychaeta [Annelida, bristleworms, Polychaeta]. <em>2nd revised ed. The fauna of Germany and adjacent seas with their characteristics and ecology, 58. Gustav Fischer: Jena, Germany. ISBN 3-437-35038-2.</em> 648 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

status source Stiller, Josefin; Tilic, Ekin; Rousset, Vincent; Pleijel, Fredrick; Rouse, Greg W. (2020). Spaghetti to a tree: A robust phylogeny for Terebelliformia (Annelida) based on transcriptomes, molecular and morphological Data. <em>Biology.</em> 9(4): 73 [29 pp. + supplementary material]., available online at https://doi.org/10.3390/biology9040073
page(s): 6 of 28; note: rank upgrade of Melinninae from subfamily to family [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
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Authority Aguirrezabalaga & Parapar (2014) stated that they "follow Salazar-Vallejo & Hutchings (2012) who propose Malmgren (1866) instead of Chamberlin (1919) as the author of this subfamily." However, this assertion seems inexplicable as both of the claims are incorrect. Malmgren is the author of Ampharetinae by the principle of coordination, but Malmgren (1866) did not erect Melinninae, and the Salazar-Vallejo & Hutchings article correctly attributes Melinninae to Chamberlin, 1919. [details]

Classification Formerly a subfamily in Ampharetidae. Chamberlin (1919: 443) in a key, without indicating it was a new subfamily, was the first to use Melinna as basis for a Melinninae subfamily. He included also Oeorpata Kinberg, Moyanus new genus for M explorans n.sp, and Isolda Muller. Of those only genera Isolda & Melinna are in current use.
Melinninae has been used since (eg Day, 1964: 106). Stiller et al. (2020), based on extensive molecular data (4 Melinna species, 2 Isolda species, have separated Melinninae from Ampharetidae, and raised its rank to family-level. [details]