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Pettibone, Marian H. (1969). The genera Polyeunoa McIntosh, Hololepidella Willey, and three new genera (Polychaeta, Polynoidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 82: 43-62.
Pettibone, Marian H.
The genera <i>Polyeunoa</i> McIntosh, <i>Hololepidella</i> Willey, and three new genera (Polychaeta, Polynoidae)
Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
82: 43-62
World Polychaeta Database (WPolyD)
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The polynoid genera Polyeunoa McIntosh (1885) and Hololepidella Willey (1905) have been used by various polychaete workers to include identical species. The species referred to the two genera are generally elongate, with numerous segments and numerous pairs of elytra. In addition, the lateral antennae are inserted ventrally on the prostomium, i. e., harmothoid type of insertion. The elytra in the posterior segments may be rather irregularly arranged in these elongate species. In a study of numerous specimens of the type-species of Polyeunoa, P. laevis McIntosh, Bergström (1916) pointed out the unusual variability in the number and arrangement of the elytra. At the same time, he suggested that Polynoe tuta Grube and Hololepidella commensalis Willey might both be referred to Polyeunoa, since these two species also show variability in the arrangement of the elytra in the posterior regions. The elytral variability was well shown for Polynoe tuta (as Halosydna) by Johnson (1901). Augener (1918, 1922) suggested that Hololepidella be used for polynoids with a harmothoid prostomium and numerous elytra extending along the body. Neither Bergström nor Augener emphasized differences in the arrangement of the elytra in the anterior region or other parapodial differences. Berkeley and Berkeley (1948) and Pettibone (1953), following Bergström, referred Polynoe tuta Grube to Polyeunoa McIntosh; emended Bergström. The same species was referred to Hololepidella, following Augener, by Annenkova (1937), Hartman (1948), and Uschakov (1955). Similarly, Polynoe nigropunctata Horst was referred to Hololepidella by Day (1957) and to Polyeunoa by Day (1967). Thus, it was more or less generally understood that the arrangement of the elytra in these elongate species was so variable that their exact arrangement was not especially important and, as such, often was not included in the original descriptions.
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Enipo rhombigera Ehlers, 1908 accepted as Polyeunoa laevis McIntosh, 1885 (source of synonymy)
Grubeopolynoe Pettibone, 1969 (original description)
Grubeopolynoe semenovi (Annenkova, 1937) (basis of record)
Grubeopolynoe tuta (Grube, 1855) (redescription)
Hololepidella fagei Rullier, 1964 accepted as Parahololepidella greeffi (Augener, 1918) (source of synonymy)
Hololepidella flynni Benham, 1921 accepted as Parapolyeunoa flynni (Benham, 1921) (source of synonymy)
Hololepidella greeffi Augener, 1918 accepted as Parahololepidella greeffi (Augener, 1918) (source of synonymy)
Hololepidella nigropunctata (Horst, 1915) (basis of record)
Hololepidella semenovi Annenkova, 1937 accepted as Grubeopolynoe semenovi (Annenkova, 1937) (source of synonymy)
Hololepidella venosa (Grube, 1878) (basis of record)
Neohololepidella Pettibone, 1969 (original description)
Neohololepidella murrayi Pettibone, 1969 (original description)
Parahololepidella Pettibone, 1969 (original description)
Parahololepidella greeffi (Augener, 1918) (new combination reference)
Polyeunoa flynni (Benham, 1921) accepted as Parapolyeunoa flynni (Benham, 1921) (basis of record)
Polyeunoa laevis McIntosh, 1885 (redescription)
Polynoe nigropunctata Horst, 1915 accepted as Hololepidella nigropunctata (Horst, 1915) (source of synonymy)
Polynoe tuta Grube, 1855 accepted as Grubeopolynoe tuta (Grube, 1855) (source of synonymy)
Polynoe venosa Grube, 1878 accepted as Hololepidella venosa (Grube, 1878) (source of synonymy)

Pettibone (1969): "Body long, slender, flattened, with sides nearly parallel, tapered posteriorly, with numerous ... [details]


There is no etymology but the type species was separated from its original combination in Hololepidella. The genus ... [details]