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Jumars, Peter A. 1974. A generic revision of the Dorvilleidae (Polychaeta), with six new species from the deep Pacific. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London, 54(2): 101-135.
10.1111/j.1096-3642.1974.tb00794.x [view]
Jumars, P. A.
A generic revision of the Dorvilleidae (Polychaeta), with six new species from the deep Pacific
Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, London
54(2): 101-135
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyDb)
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The Dorvilleidae are divided into eight genera: Dorvillea, Schistomeringos (new name), Protodorvillea, Meiodorvillea (new genus), Exallopus (new genus), Ophryotrocha, Parophryotrocha, and Apophryotrocha (new genus). Periodic maxillary replacement is found to occur in a manner which makes many often cited maxillary characters taxonomically unreliable. Therefore, the pharyngeal characters of all the type-species are redescribed or newly described. The discovery of new forms and the present interpretation of hard jaw parts permit construction of a phylogenetic scheme with Dorvillea as the most primitive genus containing living species. Suggestions are given for the advantageous use of the phenomenon of maxillary replacement in autecological investigation. Evidence is presented against the cosmopolitan distribution of Schistomeringos rudolphi, a species often noted in nearshore pollution studies. Newly described species are Dorvillea batia, Schistomeringos mediofurca, Meiodorvillea apalpata, Exallopus cropion, Ophryotrocha profunda, and Apophryotrocha mutabiliseta, all from the deep North Pacific. A key to the genera is provided, as are listings of all the known species within each genus
Pacific Ocean
Systematics, Taxonomy
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Apophryotrocha Jumars, 1974 (original description)
Apophryotrocha mutabiliseta Jumars, 1974 (original description)
Cirrosyllis incerta Schmarda, 1861 accepted as Schistomeringos incerta (Schmarda, 1861) (source of synonymy)
Dorvillea angolana (Augener, 1918) (additional source)
Dorvillea australiensis (McIntosh, 1885) (basis of record)
Dorvillea batia Jumars, 1974 accepted as Parougia batia (Jumars, 1974) (original description)
Dorvillea cerasina (Ehlers, 1901) (basis of record)
Dorvillea sociabilis (Webster, 1879) (additional source)
Exallopus Jumars, 1974 (original description)
Exallopus cropion Jumars, 1974 (original description)
Meiodorvillea Jumars, 1974 (original description)
Meiodorvillea apalpata Jumars, 1974 (original description)
Meiodorvillea chilensis (Hartmann-Schröder, 1965) (new combination reference)
Meiodorvillea minuta (Hartman, 1965) (status source)
Nereis rudolphi Delle Chiaje, 1828 accepted as Schistomeringos rudolphi (Delle Chiaje, 1828) (source of synonymy)
Ophryotrocha hadalis Jumars, 1974 (original description)
Papilliodorvillea Pettibone, 1961 accepted as Dorvillea Parfitt, 1866 (source of synonymy)
Prionognathus boecki Malmgren, 1867 (status source)
Protodorvillea atlantica (McIntosh, 1885) (source of synonymy)
Protodorvillea minuta Hartman, 1965 accepted as Meiodorvillea minuta (Hartman, 1965) (source of synonymy)
Schistomeringos Jumars, 1974 (original description)
Schistomeringos annulata (Moore, 1906) (basis of record)
Schistomeringos australis (Haswell, 1886) (basis of record)
Schistomeringos caeca (Webster & Benedict, 1884) accepted as Parougia caeca (Webster & Benedict, 1884) (new combination reference)
Schistomeringos incerta (Schmarda, 1861) (basis of record)
Schistomeringos japonica (Annenkova, 1937) (basis of record)
Schistomeringos longicornis (Ehlers, 1901) (basis of record)
Schistomeringos loveni (Kinberg, 1865) (basis of record)
Schistomeringos matsushimaensis (Okuda in Okuda & Yamada, 1954) (basis of record)
Schistomeringos mediofurca Jumars, 1974 (original description)
Schistomeringos neglecta (Fauvel, 1923) (additional source)
Staurocephalus australiensis McIntosh, 1885 accepted as Dorvillea australiensis (McIntosh, 1885) (source of synonymy)
Staurocephalus australis Haswell, 1886 accepted as Schistomeringos australis (Haswell, 1886) (source of synonymy)
Staurocephalus brachyceros Grube, 1878 (basis of record)
Staurocephalus brevipinnis Grube, 1878 (basis of record)
Staurocephalus caecus Webster & Benedict, 1884 accepted as Parougia caeca (Webster & Benedict, 1884) (source of synonymy)
Staurocephalus cerasinus Ehlers, 1901 accepted as Dorvillea cerasina (Ehlers, 1901) (source of synonymy)
Staurocephalus japonica Annenkova, 1937 accepted as Schistomeringos japonica (Annenkova, 1937) (source of synonymy)
Staurocephalus loveni Kinberg, 1865 accepted as Schistomeringos loveni (Kinberg, 1865) (source of synonymy)
Staurocephalus matsushimaensis Okuda in Okuda & Yamada, 1954 accepted as Schistomeringos matsushimaensis (Okuda in Okuda & Yamada, 1954) (source of synonymy)
Staurocephalus microphthalmus Grube, 1880 (basis of record)
Staurocephalus neglectus Fauvel, 1923 accepted as Schistomeringos neglecta (Fauvel, 1923) (source of synonymy)
Staurocephalus sociabilis Webster, 1879 accepted as Dorvillea sociabilis (Webster, 1879) (source of synonymy)
Stauronereis angolana Augener, 1918 accepted as Dorvillea angolana (Augener, 1918) (source of synonymy)
Stauronereis annulatus Moore, 1906 accepted as Schistomeringos annulata (Moore, 1906) (source of synonymy)
Stauronereis articulatus Hartman, 1938 accepted as Schistomeringos longicornis (Ehlers, 1901) (source of synonymy)
Stauronereis longicornis Ehlers, 1901 accepted as Schistomeringos longicornis (Ehlers, 1901) (source of synonymy)

author, (p.119): "The name [Meiodorvillea] is indicative of the meiofaunal size of the contained species and ... [details]


Schistomeringos, Greek for split bristle, refers to the characteristic furcate chaetae, and is feminine in gender. [details]

 Publication date

Jumars (1974) incorrectly gives the Hartmann-Schröder original subspecies publication date as 1962. It is 1965. [details]


Jumars (174:132) places Prionognathus boecki Malmgren 1867 (genus misspelled in Jumars as Priognathus) as indeterminable [details]


WoRMS lists Prionognathus ciliata as a synonym of Schistomeringos rudolphi (Delle Chiaje, 1828), and this was cited ... [details]

 Type designation

The genus Cirrosyllis was established in Hesionidae by Schmarda (1861), to include six new species: Cirrosyllis ... [details]

 Type species

Verrill, 1900 stated that Staurocephalus rudolphi, delle Chiaje, 1828 was designated the type species of his ... [details]