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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
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Meiodorvillea Jumars, 1974 (original description)
Meiodorvillea minuta (Hartman, 1965) (new combination reference)
Schistomeringos Jumars, 1974 (original description)
Schistomeringos caeca (Webster & Benedict, 1884) accepted as Parougia caeca (Webster & Benedict, 1884) (new combination reference)

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


Not stated, but 'apalpata' refers to the lack of palps on the head. [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]

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