WoRMS name details

Paramarphysa Ehlers, 1887

324713  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324713)

 unaccepted (subjective synonym)
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
feminine
Ehlers, Ernst. (1887). Reports on the results of dredging, under the direction of L. F. Pourtalès, during the years 1868-1870, and of Alexander Agassiz, in the Gulf of Mexico (1877-78), and in the Caribbean Sea (1878-79), in the U.S. Coast Survey steamer "Blake", Lieut-Com. C. D. Sigsbee, U.S.N. and Commander J. R. Bartlett, U.S.N., commanding. XXXI. Report on the Annelids. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. 15: vi & 335 pp., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30734338 [details]   
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2020). World Polychaeta database. Paramarphysa Ehlers, 1887. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324713 on 2020-12-05
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2008-03-05 14:39:51Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
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2012-04-12 16:44:24Z
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2017-04-07 06:48:14Z
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2020-09-22 22:59:27Z
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original description Ehlers, Ernst. (1887). Reports on the results of dredging, under the direction of L. F. Pourtalès, during the years 1868-1870, and of Alexander Agassiz, in the Gulf of Mexico (1877-78), and in the Caribbean Sea (1878-79), in the U.S. Coast Survey steamer "Blake", Lieut-Com. C. D. Sigsbee, U.S.N. and Commander J. R. Bartlett, U.S.N., commanding. XXXI. Report on the Annelids. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College. 15: vi & 335 pp., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30734338 [details]   

additional source Glasby, C.J.; Read, G.B.; Lee, K.E.; Blakemore, R.J.; Fraser, P.M.; Pinder, A.M.; Erséus, C.; Moser, W.E.; Burreson, E.M.; Govedich, F.R.; Davies, R.W.; Dawson, E.W. (2009). Phylum Annelida: bristleworms, earthworms, leeches, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 312-358. [details]   

source of synonymy Zanol, J.; Halanych, K. M.; Fauchald, K. (2014). Reconciling taxonomy and phylogeny in the bristleworm family Eunicidae (polychaete, Annelida). <em>Zoologica Scripta.</em> 43(1), 79-100., available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/zsc.12034/abstract
page(s): 93 [details]   

source of synonymy Orensanz, J.M. (1990). The Eunicemorph polychaete annelids from Antarctic and Subantarctic Seas. With addenda to the Eunicemorpha of Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, and the Southern Indian Ocean. <em>Antarctic Research Series.</em> 52: 1-183., available online at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/AR052p0001/summary
page(s): 61; note: informal synonymy - see synonymy note for details [details]   

status source Molina-Acevedo, Isabel C.; Carrera-Parra, Luis F. (2017). Revision of <em>Marphysa</em> de Quatrefages, 1865 and some species of <em>Nicidion</em> Kinberg, 1865 with the erection of a new genus (Polychaeta: Eunicidae) from the Grand Caribbean. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4241(1): 1-62., available online at http://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4241.1.1
page(s): 35; note: type species Paramarphysa longula placed in Nicidion, but without comment on the effect on the synonymy of Paramarphysa [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
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Editor's comment Molina-Acevedo & Carrera-Parra (2017) have examined the holotype of Paramarphysa longula Ehlers, the type species of Paramarphysa, and placed it in genus Nicidion. If this is correct then Paramarphysa is a synonym of Nicidion, not of Marphysa. However, these authors made no comment on this point, perhaps overlooking that P longula was type species of Paramarphysa. [details]

Synonymy Paramarphysa diagnostically lacks branchiae, but the genus name appears not to have been used since 1992. Orensanz (1990: 61) appears to be the first to synonymise Paramarphysa informally with Marphysa by stating "Some genera, based on the reduction or absence of the branchiae, are not included in the key. These are Paramarphysa (abranchiate counterpart of Marphysa), Nicidion (counterpart to Eunice), and Lysibranchia (branchiate counterpart to Lysidice). I do not consider the absence or presence of branchiae (or the number of branchial filaments) as a character of diagnostic value for onuphid or eunicid genera." Much later Zanol et al (2014: 93) produced a formal synonymy for Marphysa which included Paramarphysa as one of the several junior synonyms. However, subsequently Molina-Acevedo & Carrera-Parra (2017) have examined the holotype of Paramarphysa longula Ehlers, the type species of Paramarphysa and placed it in genus Nicidion. If this is correct then Paramarphysa is a synonym of Nicidion, not of Marphysa. This does not mean that other former Paramarphysa species cannot be Marphysa species, but each may need to be checked again. [details]