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Free Content Marycarmenia lysandrae, a new genus and interstitial species (Polychaeta: Dorvilleidae) from Madeira

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Marycarmenia new genus, is erected for Protodorvillea gaspeensis Pettibone, 1961, being removed from the genus Protodorvillea Pettibone, 1961. The new species M. lysandrae resembles P. gaspeensis in the form of the body, prostomial appendages, uniramous parapodia without notoacicula and dorsal cirri, kinds of neurosetae and jaw apparatus, without maxillary carriers and basal plates, and with two main rows of free maxillary denticles. The genus Marycarmenia is related to Meiodorvillea Jumars, 1974, and presents numerous convergent characters with Pettiboneia Orensanz, 1973.

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Publication date: 1998-01-01

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