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Polychaeta taxon details

Uncispionidae Green, 1982

249746  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:249746)

accepted
Family
Uncispio Green, 1982 (type by original designation)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Green, Karen D. (1982). Uncispionidae, a new polychaete family (Annelida). <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 95(3): 530-536., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34964844 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Etymology author: "family name derives from the enlarged modified hooks (Latin "uncus" meaning hook) and affinity with the family...  
Etymology author: "family name derives from the enlarged modified hooks (Latin "uncus" meaning hook) and affinity with the family Spionidae" [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Uncispionidae Green, 1982. Accessed at: http://marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=249746 on 2018-10-17
Date
action
by
2007-12-04 23:34:45Z
created
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z
changed
2010-03-03 21:39:55Z
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2018-07-24 22:34:51Z
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original description Green, Karen D. (1982). Uncispionidae, a new polychaete family (Annelida). <em>Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington.</em> 95(3): 530-536., available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34964844 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

taxonomy source Blake, James A.; Maciolek, Nancy J. (2018). New species and records of Uncispionidae and Pygospiopsis (Polychaeta, Spionida) from deep water off the east and west coasts of North America, the Gulf of Mexico, the Antarctic Peninsula, and Southeast Asia. <em>Zootaxa.</em> 4450(2): 151-195., available online at http://www.mapress.com/j/zt/article/view/zootaxa.4450.2.1 [details]   

context source (MSBIAS) MEDIN. (2011). UK checklist of marine species derived from the applications Marine Recorder and UNICORN. version 1.0. [details]   

redescription Darbyshire, T.; Mackie, A. S. Y. 2011. Review of Uncispionidae (Annelida: Polychaeta) with the description of a new species of Uncispio. Italian Journal of Zoology 78(Supplement 1): 65-77 [details]   
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis [original diagnosis - Green, 1982] "Small, slender polychaetes with palps inserted dorsally at junction between pro- and peristomium (postectal prostomial margins). Occipital antenna present. Parapodia biramous with reduced and simple lobes. Branchiae may be present on a few antero-median segments, fused to notopodial lobes. Setae simple and include capillaries (smooth or haired) and hooded bidentate hooks. Capillaries long on first setiger, reminiscent of a cephalic cage; hooks become enlarged and modified on a few posterior segments. Anus terminal, surrounded by four digitate lobes." [details]

Etymology author: "family name derives from the enlarged modified hooks (Latin "uncus" meaning hook) and affinity with the family Spionidae" [details]

Type designation The type genus is inferred to be Uncispio, based on the formation of the family name, but Green (1982) made only an etymology statement for the family, not the genus, and made no statement linking the genus to the family as type genus. [details]