Levinsen, G.M.R. (1883). Systematisk-geografisk Oversigt over de nordiske Annulata, Gephyrea, Chaetognathi og Balanoglossi. <em>Videnskabelige Meddelelser fra Dansk naturhistorisk Forening i Köbenhavn, 1882.</em> 160-251., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34979059
page(s): 180; note: as 'Sabelliformia' for Sabellidae and Serpulidae [details]
Benham, William Blaxland. (1894). Suggestions for a new classification of the Polychaeta. <em>Report of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.</em> 64th meeting, 1894 (section D): 696-697., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30113992
page(s): 696 meeting abstract; note: Includes Sabelliformia as a suborder, in which Benham included families Sabellidae, Eriographidae [for Myxicola], Serpulidae, Hermellidae [Sabellariidae]). [details]
Dales, R.P. 1963. Annelids: London, Hutchinson University Library.
page(s): Appendix; note: uses 'Sabellida' for Serpulidae & Sabellidae [details]
Dales, R.P. 1962. The polychaete stomodeum and the inter-relationships of the families of Polychaeta. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 139(3): 389-428.
page(s): 425; note: Table 1 uses 'Sabellida' for Serpulidae & Sabellidae [details]
Fauchald, K.; Rouse, G.W. (1997). Polychaete systematics: past and present. <em>Zoologica Scripta.</em> 26(2), 71-138., available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1463-6409.1997.tb00411.x
note: authors examine history and list the higher classifications for annelida over time in their appendix [details]
Fauchald, K. (1977). The polychaete worms, definitions and keys to the orders, families and genera. <em>Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County: Los Angeles, CA (USA), Science Series.</em> 28:1-188., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/123110.pdf [details]
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Authority It seems reasonable to attribute order Sabellida to Levinsen (1883) although the name he used was 'Sabelliformia". His 'Sabelliformia' was adopted by Benham (1894, 1896).
A number of authors have examined the relationship of Serpulidae and Sabellidae placed together in an order-level relationship, sometimes together with Sabellariidae and others. Serpulimorpha has also been used as the grouping name, notably by Hatschek (1893). However, according to Fauchald & Rouse (1997: 135), Levinsen (1883: 180) appears to be the first to have an order-level name based on the family name Sabellidae. This precedes Hatschek. Levinsen used the suffix -formia for his Sabelliformia, similar to the '-formes' still used in vertebrates today, whereas much later Dales (1962, 1963: appendix) used the now traditional invertebrate order -ida suffix, as the familiar 'Sabellida'. Fitzhugh (1989) also usefully examines the history of the names in his section "Development of the "Sabellida" Concept" [details]