Kirkegaardia tesselata (Hartman, 1960)

Faulwetter, Sarah, Simboura, Nomiki, Katsiaras, Nikolaos, Chatzigeorgiou, Giorgos & Arvanitidis, Christos, 2017, Polychaetes of Greece: an updated and annotated checklist, Biodiversity Data Journal 5, pp. 20997-20997: 20997

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scientific name

Kirkegaardia tesselata (Hartman, 1960)
status

 

Kirkegaardia tesselata (Hartman, 1960) 

Monticellina tesselata  (Hartman, 1960)

Notes

Questionable status. Reported from Greece by Koulouri et al. (2015). In the Mediterranean also reported from Spain ( Desbruyères et al. 1973) and Turkey ( Çınar et al. 2014). Çınar (2005) reports morphological differences in chaetal features between specimens from Cyprus and the original description of Kirkegaardia tesselata  , concluding that the material might belong to an undescribed species. Blake (2016), having examined a specimen of Kirkegaardia  from France, refers this specimen and the literature references of Monticellina tesselata  by Çınar et al. (2014) and Çınar (2005) to an undescribed Kirkegaardia  species ( Kirkegaardia  sp. A). He restricts the distribution of Kirkegaardia tesselata  to California. Greek specimens possibly do not belong to Kirkegaardia tesselata  but the material would require re-examination to confirm its identity.