Unresolved name

Pseudonereis Kinberg 1865


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A bar-shaped paragnath in Area VI differs from the traditionally described low, smooth bar in Perinereis. In Pseudonereis it appears as a laterally flattened, high bar usually with a pointed tip. The tip is often, but not always, skewed over to one end.
Maxillary ring of pharynx with paragnaths, arranged in discrete areas, Areas II–IV p-bars and conical paragnaths arranged in regular comb-like rows. Oral ring paragnaths present, Area V conical paragnaths present or absent; Area VI conical paragnaths present or absent, shield-shaped bars present or absent; Area VII–VIII p-bars and conical paragnaths present. Dorsal notopodial ligule markedly elongate and markedly broader on posterior chaetigers. Dorsal cirrus terminally attached to dorsal notopodial ligule on posterior chaetigers (subterminally in P. anomala). Neuropodial superior lobe present (absent in P. palpata and P. pseudonoodti).


Bakken, Torkild. (2007). Revision of Pseudonereis (Polychaeta, Nereididae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 150(1): 145-176.

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bibliographic citation
Bakken, Torkild. (2007). Revision of <i>Pseudonereis</i> (Polychaeta, Nereididae). <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 150(1): 145-176. Day, J. H. (1967). [Errantia] A monograph on the Polychaeta of Southern Africa. Part 1. Errantia. British Museum (Natural History), London. pp. vi, 1–458, xxix.
Read, Geoffrey, G.B.