About | Search taxa | Taxon tree | Search literature | Specimens | Distribution | Checklist | Stats | Log in

Polychaeta source details

Blake, James A. (1991). Revision of some genera and species of Cirratulidae (Polychaeta) from the western North Atlantic. Ophelia, supplement 5 (Systematics, Biology and Morphology of World Polychaeta). 5S: 17-30.
Blake, James A
Revision of some genera and species of Cirratulidae (Polychaeta) from the western North Atlantic
Ophelia, supplement 5 (Systematics, Biology and Morphology of World Polychaeta)
5S: 17-30
World Polychaeta Database
Available for editors  PDF available [request]
A partial revision of the bipalpate cirratulid genera is proposed based upon an examination of type material and new collections from the U.S. Atlantic continental shelf, slope, and rise. Syn types of the type species of Tharyx, T acutus Webster & Benedict, 1887, have been found to possess neuropodial knob-tipped spines; the species thus does not agree with the concept of Tharyx as usually understood, i.e., where species have only capillary setae. Based upon this observation, Tharyx is redefined to include species having capillaries and irregular knobtipped spines. Those species having only capillaries with a sawtooth edge are referred to Monticellina Laubier, 1961, while those having capillaries with smooth edges are referred to a new genus, Aphelochaeta. Tharyx acutus is redescribed and a new species, T kirkegaardi, is described. Tharyx dorsobranchialis (Kirkegaard, 1959) is redescribed and referred to the genus Monticellina. Tharyx annulosus Hartman, 1965 and Monticellina heterochaeta Lau bier, 1961 are referred to synonymy with M. dorsobranchialis. A new species, M. baptisteae, is described.
RIS (EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite, RefWorks)
BibTex (BibDesk, LaTeX)
2013-01-12 18:30:12Z
2018-12-24 22:41:12Z

Aphelochaeta Blake, 1991 (original description)
Aphelochaeta aequiseta (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962) (basis of record)
Aphelochaeta filibranchia (Day, 1961) (new combination reference)
Aphelochaeta marioni (Saint-Joseph, 1894) (new combination reference)
Aphelochaeta monilaris (Hartman, 1960) (basis of record)
Aphelochaeta multifilis (Moore, 1909) (new combination reference)
Aphelochaeta nigrorostrum (Hartman & Fauchald, 1971) (basis of record)
Aphelochaeta parva (Berkeley, 1929) accepted as Tharyx parvus Berkeley, 1929 (new combination reference)
Aphelochaeta secunda (Banse & Hobson, 1968) accepted as Monticellina secunda (Banse & Hobson, 1968) accepted as Kirkegaardia secunda (Banse & Hobson, 1968) (new combination reference)
Aphelochaeta serratiseta (Banse & Hobson, 1968) (basis of record)
Caulleriella killariensis (Southern, 1914) accepted as Tharyx killariensis (Southern, 1914) (source of synonymy)
Caulleriella longisetosa Hutchings & Murray, 1984 accepted as Tharyx longisetosus (Hutchings & Murray, 1984) (new combination reference)
Caulleriella retusiseta Hutchings & Murray, 1984 accepted as Tharyx retusisetus (Hutchings & Murray, 1984) (new combination reference)
Chaetozone killariensis Southern, 1914 accepted as Tharyx killariensis (Southern, 1914) (source of synonymy)
Cirratulus dorsobranchialis Kirkegaard, 1959 accepted as Kirkegaardia dorsobranchialis (Kirkegaard, 1959) (source of synonymy)
Heterocirrus marioni Saint-Joseph, 1894 accepted as Aphelochaeta marioni (Saint-Joseph, 1894) (source of synonymy)
Monticellina Laubier, 1961 accepted as Kirkegaardia Blake, 2016 (status source)
Monticellina baptisteae Blake, 1991 accepted as Kirkegaardia baptisteae (Blake, 1991) (original description)
Monticellina tesselata (Hartman, 1960) accepted as Kirkegaardia tesselata (Hartman, 1960) (additional source)
Tharyx aequiseta Hartmann-Schröder, 1962 accepted as Aphelochaeta aequiseta (Hartmann-Schröder, 1962) (source of synonymy)
Tharyx annulosus Hartman, 1965 accepted as Kirkegaardia annulosa (Hartman, 1965) (source of synonymy)
Tharyx filibranchia Day, 1961 accepted as Aphelochaeta filibranchia (Day, 1961) (source of synonymy)
Tharyx killariensis (Southern, 1914) (new combination reference)
Tharyx kirkegaardi Blake, 1991 (original description)
Tharyx longisetosa Hartmann-Schröder, 1965 accepted as Aphelochaeta longisetosa (Hartmann-Schröder, 1965) (new combination reference)
Tharyx monilaris Hartman, 1960 accepted as Aphelochaeta monilaris (Hartman, 1960) (source of synonymy)
Tharyx multifilis Moore, 1909 accepted as Aphelochaeta multifilis (Moore, 1909) (source of synonymy)
Tharyx multifilis parvus Berkeley, 1929 accepted as Tharyx parvus Berkeley, 1929 (source of synonymy)
Tharyx nigrorostrum Hartman & Fauchald, 1971 accepted as Aphelochaeta nigrorostrum (Hartman & Fauchald, 1971) (source of synonymy)
Tharyx serratisetis Banse & Hobson, 1968 accepted as Kirkegaardia serratiseta (Banse & Hobson, 1968) (source of synonymy)
Tharyx tesselata Hartman, 1960 accepted as Kirkegaardia tesselata (Hartman, 1960) (source of synonymy)

Pair of grooved palps arising either on or anterior to chaetiger one; abdominal segments frequently beaded in ... [details]

 Grammatical gender

feminine. Stated to be feminine by Blake, 1991, who also confirmed this by changing two gender suffices to feminine ... [details]


Blake (1991) recombined T. parvus in Aphelochaeta but later (1996) redescribed the type, keeping the species in the ... [details]


moved into Tharyx by Laubier, then Monticellina was made separate again by Blake, 1991 [details]