Refereed Article A taxonomic revision of the genus Pseudochitinopoma Zibrowius, 1969 (Serpulidae, Annelida) with descriptions of two new species.

Citation: Elena Kupriyanova, ten Hove, H.A and E. Nishi. 2012. A taxonomic revision of the genus Pseudochitinopoma Zibrowius, 1969 (Serpulidae, Annelida) with descriptions of two new species.. Zootaxa. 3507. 57–78.

Abstract:

This study is a revision of the poorly known genus Pseudochitinopoma Zibrowius, 1969 (Annelida, Serpulidae), erected for Hyalopomatopsis occidentalis Bush, 1905 from the West Coast of North America. Subsequently, an unnamed Pseudochitinopoma sp. nov. from the Seychelles (ten Hove 1994) (described herein as P. amirantensis sp. nov.) and P. pavimentata Nishi, 1999 were added to the genus. Ficopomatus capensis Day, 1961 is herein referred to Pseudochitinopoma, based on examination of the type material. Finally, Pseudochitinopoma beneliahuae sp. nov. was described from Western Australia and the Red Sea. Reproductive patterns and phylogenetic affinities of Pseudochitinopoma spp. are discussed.

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