Pettibone, Marian H. 1985. Additional branchiate scale-worms (Polychaeta: Polynoidae) from Galapagos hydrothermal vent and rift-area off western Mexico at 21 N. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 98(2): 447-469. page(s): 447 [details]
Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2018). World Polychaeta database. Branchinotogluminae Pettibone, 1985. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=767055 on 2019-03-24
original descriptionPettibone, Marian H. 1985. Additional branchiate scale-worms (Polychaeta: Polynoidae) from Galapagos hydrothermal vent and rift-area off western Mexico at 21 N. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 98(2): 447-469. page(s): 447 [details]
source of synonymyBonifácio, Paulo; Menot, Lénaïck. (2019). New genera and species from the Equatorial Pacific provide phylogenetic insights into deep-sea Polynoidae (Annelida). <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 185(3): 555-635 [published online 14 November 2018; printed publication 27 February 2019]., available online athttps://academic.oup.com/zoolinnean/article/185/3/555/5181329 page(s): 22-23 [details] Available for editors [request]
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Diagnosis Pettibone (1985) does not provide an analysis of what is unique for Branchinotogluminae. She has a long text of 'general characteristics' and the following statement in a key of the branchiae-bearing polynoids. It appears that presence of branchiae and notopodial bracts are salient features.
"Bilobed prostomium with filiform frontal filaments; median antenna with distinct ceratophore in anterior notch. Elytra large, covering dorsum. Elytrophores prominent, bulbous; dorsal tubercles inflated, indistinct or elongate, tapered. Parapodia biramous, both rami with projecting acicular processes. Notopodia with prominent notopodial bracts on elytrigerous segment 2 or on all elytrigerous segments. Notosetae numerous, stout, acicular. Arborescent branchiae beginning on segment 3, compact, with short terminal filaments. Paired palps, tentacular, buccal and dorsal cirri all long. Pharynx with 5 papillae: 3 dorsal and 2 ventral; 2 pairs of jaws minutely denticled" [details]