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Pristinella  Brinkhurst, 1985
Taxonomic Serial No.: 69024

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): aquatic oligochaete worm [English]
  Valid Name: Pristina Ehrenberg, 1828
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - junior synonym   
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   

  Expert: Mark J. Wetzel  
  Notes: Oligochaetologist and Curator/Collections Manager of the INHS Annelida Collection, Illinois Natural History Survey, Forbes Natural History Building, MC-652, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, Illinois, 61801 USA   
  Reference for: Pristinella    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Classification and checklist of the freshwater oligochaetes 2013, website (version 2013)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: Wetzel, M.J., R.D. Kathman, S.V. Fend, and K.A. Coates. 2013. Classification and checklist of the freshwater oligochaetes occurring in North America north of Mexico. World Wide Web URL:   
  Reference for: Pristinella   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Pristinella   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Brinkhurst, Ralph O.  
  Publication Date: 1985   
  Article/Chapter Title: The generic and subfamilial classification of the Naididae (Annelida: Oligochaeta)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, vol. 98, no. 2   
  Page(s): 470-475   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0006-324X   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Pristinella   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Collado, Rut, and Rüdiger M. Schmelz  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title: Pristina silvicola and Pristina terrena spp. nov., two new soil dwelling species of Naididae (Oligochaeta, Annelida) from the tropical rain forest near Manaus, Brazil, with comments on the genus Pristinella   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Journal of Zoology, vol. 251, no. 4   
  Page(s): 509-516   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0952-8369   
  Reference for: Pristinella   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kathman, R. Deedee, and Ralph O. Brinkhurst  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title: Naididae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Guide to the Freshwater Oligochaetes of North America   
  Page(s): 31-99   
  Publisher: Aquatic Resources Center   
  Publication Place: College Grove, Tennessee, USA   
  Notes: First published Nov. 1998, revised May 1999; no isbn or issn assigned; inquiries about this guide should be sent to Dr. R.D. Kathman via post (5125 Rock Bridge Lane, Thompsons Station, Tennessee 37179 USA), or via email (R.Deedee.Kathman{AT}   
  Reference for: Pristinella   

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  Comment: During his examination of the characters used to define genera within the family Naididae, Brinkhurst (1985) concluded that the genus Pristina required subdivision into two genera -- Pristina Ehrenberg, 1828, and a new genus, Pristinella n. gen. that he established in this paper; Pristina species with a proboscis were retained in that genus, and former Pristina species lacking a proboscis were placed in the newly established genus, Pristinella. Fifteen years later, Collado and Schmelz (2000) suppressed this decision based upon their reexamination of Pristina and Pristinella species as well as work with species they described as new to science in their paper; thus, the genus Pristinella is no longer valid, and species assigned by Brinkhurst (1985) to this genus were placed back in Pristina  



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