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Spirosperma ferox  Eisen, 1879
Taxonomic Serial No.: 68610

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Peloscolex ferox (Eisen, 1879)
 
  Common Name(s): aquatic oligochaete worm [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 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  
                               GenusSpirosperma Eisen, 1879 – aquatic oligochaete worm  
                                  SpeciesSpirosperma ferox Eisen, 1879 – 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: Spirosperma ferox    
       
  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: Spirosperma ferox   
       
  Source: Classification and Checklist of the Freshwater Oligochaetes..., website (version 31-Oct-07)  
  Acquired: 2007   
  Notes: Wetzel, M.J., R.D. Kathman, S.V. Fend, and K.A. Coates. 2007. 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: Spirosperma ferox   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Spirosperma ferox   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Brinkhurst, Ralph O.  
  Publication Date: 1965   
  Article/Chapter Title: Studies on the North American aquatic Oligochaeta. II: Tubificidae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, vol. 117, no. 4   
  Page(s): 117-172   
  Publisher:    
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  Notes:    
  Reference for: Spirosperma ferox   
       
  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   
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0006-324X   
  Notes: Available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/34607563   
  Reference for: Spirosperma ferox   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Brinkhurst, Ralph O. / Brinkhurst, Ralph O., and Barrie G. M. Jamieson, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1971   
  Article/Chapter Title: Chapter 8: Family Tubificidae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Aquatic Oligochaeta of the World   
  Page(s): 444-625   
  Publisher: Oliver and Boyd, University of Toronto Press   
  Publication Place: Toronto, Ontario, Canada   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8020-1833-5   
  Notes: out of print   
  Reference for: Spirosperma ferox   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eisen, Gustav  
  Publication Date: 1879   
  Article/Chapter Title: Preliminary report on genera and species of Tubificidae   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bihang till Köngliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademiens Handlingar, vol. 5, no. 16   
  Page(s): 1-26   
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  Notes: Available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/14144800   
  Reference for: Spirosperma ferox   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eisen, Gustav  
  Publication Date: 1885   
  Article/Chapter Title: Oligochaetological Researches   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Annual Report of the Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries for 1883, Vol. 20   
  Page(s): 879-964   
  Publisher: Government Printing Office   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C.   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Spirosperma ferox   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
    North America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Occasionally in the older literature, taxa were described as new to sciece in two (or more?) publications, often in different years; the Genus Spirosperma and its type species, Spirosperma ferox, were both described as new taxa in Eisen (1879) and again in Eisen (1885, p. 884); several other taxa in this ITIS compilation by MJWetzel were similarly first described by Eisen (1879), and then again reported as new taxa in Eisen (1885); a comment similar to this one has been included for those taxa. The genus Spirosperma Eisen, 1879 was emended by Brinkhurst (1981)  
 

 

   

 
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