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Peloscolex  Leidy, 1851
Taxonomic Serial No.: 68588

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Peloscolex variegatus Leidy, 1851
 
  Common Name(s): aquatic oligochaete worm [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - minimum standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomProtostomia   
          SuperphylumLophozoa   
             PhylumAnnelida  – annelids, annélides, Anelídeo, minhoca, sanguessuga  
                ClassClitellata   
                   SubclassTubificata   
                      OrderTubificida Brinkhurst, 1982 – aquatic oligochaete worm  
                         FamilyNaididae Ehrenberg, 1828 – aquatic oligochaete worm  
                            SubfamilyTubificinae Vejdovský, 1876 – aquatic oligochaete worm  
                               GenusPeloscolex Leidy, 1851 – aquatic oligochaete worm  
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  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: Peloscolex    
       
  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: http://wwx.inhs.illinois.edu/people/mjwetzel/fwoligonachecklist   
  Reference for: Peloscolex   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Peloscolex   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Brinkhurst, Ralph O.  
  Publication Date: 1962   
  Article/Chapter Title: A re-description of Peloscolex variegatus Leidy (Oligochaeta, Tubificidae) with a consideration of the diagnosis of the genus Peloscolex   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Internationale Revue der gesamten Hydrobiologie und Hydrographie, vol. 47, no. 2   
  Page(s): 301-306   
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  Reference for: Peloscolex   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Brinkhurst, Ralph O.  
  Publication Date: 1981   
  Article/Chapter Title: A contribution to the taxonomy of the Tubificinae (Oligochaeta: Tubificidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, vol. 94, no. 4   
  Page(s): 1048-1067   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0006-324X   
  Notes: Available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34607563   
  Reference for: Peloscolex   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Brinkhurst, Ralph O., and Mark J. Wetzel  
  Publication Date: 1984   
  Article/Chapter Title: Aquatic Oligochaeta of the World: Supplement. A catalog of new freshwater species, descriptions, and revisions   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Canadian Technical Report of Hydrography and Ocean Sciences no. 44   
  Page(s): v + 101   
  Publisher: Institute of Ocean Sciences   
  Publication Place: Sidney, British Columbia, Canada   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0711-6764   
  Notes: out of print; available as pdf by contacting M.J. Wetzel   
  Reference for: Peloscolex   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Holmquist, Charlotte  
  Publication Date: 1978   
  Article/Chapter Title: Revision of the genus Peloscolex (Oligochaeta, Tubificidae). 1. Morphological and anatomical scrutiny; with discussion on the generic level   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoologica Scripta, vol. 7, no. 1-4   
  Page(s): 187-208   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0300-3256   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Peloscolex   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Holmquist, Charlotte  
  Publication Date: 1979   
  Article/Chapter Title: Revision of the genus Peloscolex (Oligochaeta, Tubificidae). 2. Scrutiny of the species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoologica Scripta, vol. 8, no. 1   
  Page(s): 37-60   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0300-3256   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Peloscolex   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Leidy, Joseph  
  Publication Date: 1851   
  Article/Chapter Title: Description of new genera of Vermes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1850-1851, vol. 5, no. 6   
  Page(s): 124-125   
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  Reference for: original description   
       

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 Comments
       
  Comment: As stated in Brinkhurst and Wetzel (1984, p. 50), 'The recent history of this genus is complex, and it is simpler to refer the reader to the recent literature than to attempt to review all the activity in detail. The major debate revolves around the type species [Peloscolex variegatus Leidy, 1851], a taxon described very briefly by Leidy (1851)...' MJW encourages those interested in the complex history of this genus, and the species assigned to it since 1851, are referred to further information presented in Brinkhurst (1962), Holmquist (1978, 1979), Brinkhurst (1981), Brinkhurst and Wetzel (1984), literature cited in these publications, all discussions and references to generic and species descriptions therein, and species reassigned to and those subsequently described in the genera Spirosperma Eisen, 1879, Quistadrilus Brinkhurst, 1982, Baikalodrilus Holmquist, 1978, Haber Holmquist, 1978, Tubificoides Lastockin, 1937, and Tasserkidrilus Holmquist, 1985 as a starting point for understanding this genus' history; there are no valid species in this genus known to occur in North America, and I believe that all taxa formerly aligned with this genus have been reassigned to or synonymized with other taxa  
 

 

   

 
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