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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.
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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
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World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
A review of the classification of the Class Polychaeta (Annelida) with comments on the characters used to identify the different included taxa has led to the recognition of seventeen orders. All taxa down to the generic level are defined and a phylogenetic sequence suggested. Keys are presented to the families and genera of the Polychaetes.
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Aglaophamus Kinberg, 1865 (additional source)
Alciopidae Ehlers, 1864 (additional source)
Amaeana Hartman, 1959 (additional source)
Amage Malmgren, 1866 (additional source)
Amage auricula Malmgren, 1866 (additional source)
Amblyosyllis Grube, 1857 (additional source)
Ammotrypane Rathke, 1843 accepted as Ophelina Örsted, 1843 (basis of record)
Ammotrypane Rathke, 1843 accepted as Ophelina Örsted, 1843 (status source)
Ampharete Malmgren, 1866 (additional source)
Ampharetidae Malmgren, 1866 (additional source)
Amphicteis Grube, 1850 (additional source)
Amphinomida (basis of record)
Amphinomidae Lamarck, 1818 (additional source)
Amphitrite Müller, 1771 (additional source)
Amphitritinae Malmgren, 1867 accepted as Terebellinae Johnston, 1846 (basis of record)
Anaitides Czerniavsky, 1882 accepted as Phyllodoce Lamarck, 1818 (basis of record)
Ancistrosyllis McIntosh, 1878 (additional source)
Ancistrosyllis groenlandica McIntosh, 1878 (additional source)
Anobothrus Levinsen, 1884 (additional source)
Antinoella sarsi (Kinberg in Malmgren, 1866) accepted as Bylgides sarsi (Kinberg in Malmgren, 1866) (additional source)
Aonides Claparède, 1864 (additional source)
Aphrodita Linnaeus, 1758 (additional source)
Aphroditidae Malmgren, 1867 (additional source)
Aphroditiformia (basis of record)
Apistobranchidae Mesnil & Caullery, 1898 (additional source)
Apistobranchus Levinsen, 1883 (additional source)
Arabella Grube, 1850 (additional source)
Arabella iricolor (Montagu, 1804) (additional source)
Arabellidae Hartman, 1944 accepted as Oenonidae Kinberg, 1865 (additional source)
Archiannelida (additional source)
Arenicola Lamarck, 1801 (additional source)
Arenicolidae Johnston, 1835 (additional source)
Aricidea Webster, 1879 (additional source)
Armandia Filippi, 1861 (additional source)
Artacama Malmgren, 1866 (additional source)
Artacama proboscidea Malmgren, 1866 (additional source)
Asclerocheilus Ashworth, 1901 (additional source)
Austrolaenilla Bergström, 1916 (additional source)
Autolytinae Langerhans, 1879 (additional source)
Autolytus Grube, 1850 accepted as Myrianida Milne Edwards, 1845 (additional source)
Axionice Malmgren, 1866 (additional source)
Axionice flexuosa (Grube, 1860) (additional source)
Axiothella Verrill, 1900 (additional source)
Axiothella catenata (Malmgren, 1865) (additional source)
Bispira Krøyer, 1856 (additional source)
Brada Stimpson, 1854 (additional source)
Brada granosa Stimpson, 1854 (basis of record)
Brania Quatrefages, 1866 (additional source)
Capitella Blainville, 1828 (additional source)
Capitellida (basis of record)
Capitellidae Grube, 1862 (taxonomy source)
Capitellides Mesnil, 1897 accepted as Capitella Blainville, 1828 (additional source)
Capitellides giardi Mesnil, 1897 accepted as Capitella giardi (Mesnil, 1897) (additional source)
Caulleriella Chamberlin, 1919 (additional source)
Ceratocephale Malmgren, 1867 (additional source)
Ceratocephale loveni Malmgren, 1867 (additional source)
Chaetopteridae Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 (additional source)
Chaetopteriformia (basis of record)
Chaetopterus Cuvier, 1830 (additional source)
Chaetozone Malmgren, 1867 (additional source)
Chaetozone setosa Malmgren, 1867 (additional source)
Chitinopoma Levinsen, 1884 (additional source)
Chone Krøyer, 1856 (additional source)
Chone infundibuliformis Krøyer, 1856 (additional source)
Chrysopetalacea (basis of record)
Chrysopetalidae Ehlers, 1864 (additional source)
Circeis Saint-Joseph, 1894 (additional source)
Cirratulidae Ryckholt, 1851 (additional source)
Cirratuliformia (basis of record)
Cirratulus Lamarck, 1818 (additional source)
Cirrophorus Ehlers, 1908 (additional source)
Cirrophorus branchiatus Ehlers, 1908 (additional source)
Clymenella Verrill, 1873 (additional source)
Clymenura Verrill, 1900 (additional source)
Cossura Webster & Benedict, 1887 (additional source)
Cossurida (basis of record)
Cossuridae Day, 1963 (additional source)
Ctenodrilida (basis of record)
Dasybranchus Grube, 1850 (additional source)
Demonax Kinberg, 1867 accepted as Parasabella Bush, 1905 (additional source)
Dinophilidae Macalister, 1876 (additional source)
Diopatra Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 (additional source)
Diplocirrus Haase, 1915 (additional source)
Dipolydora Verrill, 1881 (additional source)
Ditrupa Berkeley, 1835 (additional source)
Dodecaceria Örsted, 1843 (additional source)
Dodecaceria concharum Örsted, 1843 (additional source)
Dorvillea Parfitt, 1866 (additional source)
Dorvilleidae Chamberlin, 1919 (additional source)
Drilonereis Claparède, 1870 (additional source)
Dysponetus Levinsen, 1879 (additional source)
Dysponetus pygmaeus Levinsen, 1879 (additional source)
Ehlersia Quatrefages, 1865 accepted as Syllis Lamarck, 1818 (additional source)
Enipo Malmgren, 1865 (additional source)
Enoplobranchus Verrill, 1879 (additional source)
Ephesiella Chamberlin, 1919 (additional source)
Ephesiella abyssorum (Hansen, 1878) (additional source)
Epidiopatra Augener, 1918 accepted as Diopatra Audouin & Milne Edwards, 1833 (additional source)
Euchone Malmgren, 1866 (additional source)
Euclymene Verrill, 1900 (additional source)
Europe for Nereidae [auctt.] 
European waters (ERMS scope) for Scalibregmatidae Malmgren, 1867 
 Authority

Clymene Savigny, 1818; also indeterminable and therefore invalid genus [details]

 Authority

Malmgren, 1865 [details]

 Authority

Örsted, 1845, in Fauchald (1977). [details]

 Authority

(Blainville, 1828) [details]

 Authority

M. Sars, 1850 [details]

 Authority

Kinberg, 1855 [details]

 Authority

de Quatrefages, 1866 [details]

 Authority

(Langerhans, 1880) [details]

 Authority

Claparède, 1870a [details]

 Authority

Örsted, 1845 [details]

 Authority

(Grube, 1860) [details]

 Classification

Placed under Spionida [details]

 Classification

The Archiannelida are not a proper taxonomic group, and the five families included are not particularly closely ... [details]

 Classification

Placed under Spionida [details]

 Classification

Wesenberg-Lund (1950:15) was uncertain if Hesiosyllis belonged in Syllidae, presumably hence the name. Fauchald ... [details]

 Classification

Placed in family Cirratulidae by Fauchald (1977) [details]

 description

Median antenna present. Modified setae neuropodial; each strongly curved distally, or bifid with several aristae or ... [details]

 description

Median antenna present. All setae slender capillaries; those in the neuropodial fascicles often shorter than the ... [details]

 description

Median antenna present. Modified setae slightly thicker than the non-modified capillary setae; somewhat more abruptly ... [details]

 description

Setae present in the first segment; three pairs of branchiae on segments 2-4. All setae simple capillaries. [details]

 description

Median antenna present; modified setae either pseudocomposite or recurved with a subterminal arista arising from ... [details]

 description

ORBINIINAE with pointed prostomium, abdominal branchiae and all thoracic setae crenulated capillaries. Twelve ... [details]

 description
 for 

ORBINIINAE with pointed prostomium, branchiae not present before segment 8; posterior thoracic neuropodia with two ... [details]

 description

Median antenna present or absent; modified setae present in the postbranchial notopodial fascicles. [details]

 description

Prostomium without appendages; palps absent. At least one asetigerous anterior segment present. Proboscis a ventral ... [details]

 description

Body with maximally 15 segments; one achaetous segment present. Setae thick, marginally coarsely dentate or smooth. [details]

 description

ORBINIINAE with conical prostomium; branchiae and accessory papillae absent. Separation between thorax and abdomen ... [details]

 description

ORBINIINAE with rounded or truncate prostomium, branchiae first present from any segment from 2-23. Maximally two ... [details]

 description

Questids with serrated capillary setae, bidentate hooks and trifurcate spines with the middle tine shorter and ... [details]

 description

ORBINIINAE with pointed prostomium and first pair of branchiae on setiger 5-9. Posterior thoracic parapodia with ... [details]

 description

PROTOARICIINAE with rounded or pointed prostomium and without branchiae. Thoracic setae all camerated or crenulated ... [details]

 description
 for Orbiniida

Prostomium without appendages; maximally two asetigerous anterior segments present; no additional cephalized ... [details]

 description

Orbiniida with lateral parapodia in a thoracic region and, usually, dorsal parapodia in an abdominal region. ... [details]

 description

Nuchal organs on the peristomium; median antenna absent. Modified setae absent. [details]

 description

Body long and slender with lateral parapodia. Prostomium with a single antenna or antennae absent. Branchiae ... [details]

 description

Nuchal organs prostomial; median antenna absent. Modified setae neuropodial. [details]

 description

ORBINIINAE with pointed prostomium and branchiae first present from setiger 5-7. Posterior thoracic parapodia with ... [details]

 description

PROTOARICIINAE with rounded prostomium and branchiae limited to abdominal segments. Thoracic neurosetae include ... [details]

 description

PROTOARICIINAE with pointed prostomium and branchiae present on all but a few anterior segments ( from setiger 3 in ... [details]

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 for 

PROTOARICIINAE with rounded prostomium and stout branchiae present from setiger 8. Transition from thorax to ... [details]

 description

Nuchal organs peristomial; median antenna absent. Modified setae neuropodial. Prostomial terminal sense organs ... [details]

 description

PROTOARCIINAE with strongly pointed prostomium and branchiae present on the abdomen. Notosetae include crenulated ... [details]

 Description

PROTOARICIINAE with pointed prostomium and branchiae present on the abdomen. All setae crenulated capillaries.  [details]

 description

ORBINIINAE with pointed prostomium and branchiae first present from setiger 5 or later. Accessory papillae never ... [details]

 description

Species with first branchiae on setiger 5-6; with heavy emerging notacicula in posterior setigers. [details]

 description

Species with first branchiae on setigers 8-10 or later; without emerging notacicula in posterior setigers [details]

 description

Nuchal organs peristomial; median antenna absent. Modified setae neuropodial. Prostomial terminal sense organs ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Thorax with 18 or 19 segments; one anterior asetigerous segment present; first setiger with notopodia only. Up to ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Orbiniinae with pointed prostomium, abdominal branchiae and all thoracic setae crenulated capillaries. Twelve ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Orbiniinae with pointed prostomium, abdominal branchiae and all thoracic setae crenulated capillaries. Twelve ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Original diagnosis by Fauchald (1977: 102): "Body ovate, caruncle high, loosely plaited and rugose. Branchiae ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Pre later synonymy, the diagnosis in Fauchald (1977:16) was: ORBINIINAE with pointed prostomium, branchiae not ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Diagnosis by Fauchald (1977): Three antennae and two pairs of tentacular cirri. Prostomium with paired posteriorly ... [details]

 Diagnosis

"Body elongated; prostomium T-shaped; eyes present. One asetigerous segment present. Branchiae present. Dorsal cirri ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Diagnosis by Fauchald (1977: 132), in subfamily Thelepinae (Terebellidae): "Two pairs of sessile branchial ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Body elongated; prostomium quadrangular with cirriform long lobes and nuchal organs. Dorsal and ventral cirri absent; ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Diagnosis from Fauchald (1977): Body elongated, prostomium T-shaped. One asetigerous segment present. Branchiae ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Body elongated; prostomium T-shaped, one asetigerous segment present. Eyes present. Branchiae present. Acicular ... [details]

 Diagnosis

Body elongated, prostomium T-shaped; one asetigerous segment present. Branchiae absent; ventral cirri present on ... [details]

 Distribution

Peru, Pacific cost of South America. [details]

 Etymology

Not stated in the original description. It seems to be composed by the name of the genus Chloeia Lamarck, 1818, ... [details]

 Etymology

Not stated. The specific epithet branchiatus is a Latin adjective meaning 'having branchiae' or 'having gills', and ... [details]

 Etymology

The specific epithet peruanus refers to the type locality of the species, Peru.  [details]

 Nomenclature

As noted by Fauchald nearly 40 years ago (guide to genera, 1977:85), the experimental and ecological literature ... [details]

 Nomenclature

Fauchald (1977:66) created the new name Pholoididae to replace Peisidicidae because of the synonymy of Peisidice. ... [details]

 Nomenclature

A possible source of confusion with Pholoe is the sigalionid genus Pholoides, and superseded family name  [details]

 Remark

Placed in family Spirorbidae in Vine , subfamily Spirorbinae in <198>. Type species A. manuatus Vine 1972 in Fauchald, 1977<246>. [details]

 Remark

Type species C. websteri Banedict 1887 in Fauchald, 1977<246>. [details]

 Remark

Placed in family Spirorbidae in Vine , subfamily Spirorbinae in <198>. Type species Spirorbis (Laeospira) orientalis ... [details]

 Remark

Type species Syllis spongicola Grube 1855 in Fauchald, 1977<246>. [details]

 Remark

Type species Aphrodita carunculata Pallas 1766 in Fauchald, 1977 <246>. [details]

 Remark

Type species H. commensalis Willey 1905 in Fauchald, 1977 <246>. [details]

 Remark

Type species Spio mecznikowianus Claparede 1870 in Fauchald, 1977<246>. [details]

 Remark

Type species P. indica Monro 1937 in Fauchald, 1977<246>. [details]

 Remark

Type species P. terricola Quatrefages 1865 in Fauchald, 1977. Petaloproctus terricola is the original spelling ... [details]

 Remark

Placed in the Family Spirorbidae in Fauchald, 1977<246>, and Vine, 1988 , but in the Family Serpulidae in NODC<209> and ... [details]

 Remark

Type species S. grubii in Fauchald, 1977<246>. [details]

 Remark

Type species S. simplex in Fauchald, 1977<246>. [details]

 Remark

Type species Syllis krohnii Ehlers 1864 in Fauchald, 1977<246>. [details]

 Spelling

The single 'i' spelling appears in Dales & George (1972) and in Fauchald (1977). They are unlikely to be the ... [details]

 Spelling

Lopadorhynchus is a very common misspelling and was used in the Fauchald (1977) guide to genera [details]

 Spelling

Misspelled 'Nainereis' in the index of Fauchald (1977), but correct 'Naineris' in the identification key (p. 15) ... [details]

 Spelling

Misspelling in Fauchald (1977 pink book: 65) for Norepea Baird, 1865. Placed as invalid synonym of Iphione [details]

 Spelling

The spelling pauliana, instead of pauliani, seems to have been introduced by Hartman (1965: 49). It is repeated in ... [details]

 Synonymy

Fauchald (1977) treated Capitomastus as valid, as did Hartman (1947:400; 1959:153). Warren (1991:281) sunk it into ... [details]

 Synonymy

Nothria is often considered a synoym of Onuphis. This is probably correct; species of both genera resemble each ... [details]

 Synonymy

Paradoneis is invalid in the monograph of Strelzov (1973). He placed Paradoneis and Paraonides under Cirrophorus ... [details]

 Synonymy

Fauchald (1977) listed Pentacirrus as a synonym of Timarete. The basis of this assignment is unclear. The genus was ... [details]

 Synonymy

Synonymised with Ophiodromus Sars, 1862 [details]

 Synonymy

Listed as a synonym of Lumbrineris. But Fauchald notes that the genus Lumbrineris, as treated by him, contains a ... [details]

 Taxonomy

In creating Chloenopsis Fauchald, 1977 (and the content of the first version of this WoRMS record as created by ... [details]

 Taxonomy

Chloenopsis Fauchald, 1977 may be valid simply as a new genus for Chloenea sensu McIntosh and C. atlantica ... [details]

 Taxonomy

Created for Chloenea atlantica which (fide Fauchald, 1977) is not a Chloeia.  [details]

 Taxonomy

Fauchald, K. (1977) refers to Euphrosine as first described by Savigny, 1818 instead of Lamarck, 1818. [details]

 Taxonomy

Strelzov (1973) introduced several new taxonomic characters to the ones previously in common usage. The presence ... [details]

 Taxonomy

Fauchald (1977: 85) considered the genus Platysyllis, based on its type species P. semperiana, as indeterminable.  [details]

 Taxonomy

Fauchald (1977: 85) considered the genus Platysyllis, with its single species P. semperiana, as indeterminable.  [details]

 Type designation

Type species Dentalium subulatum Deshayes, 1825 = Dentalium arietinum O. F. Müller, 1776 designated by Bush, 1905 [details]

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