Osedax Rouse et al. 2004 (worm)

Polychaeta - Siboglinidae

Full reference: G. W. Rouse, S. K. Goffredi, and R. C. Vrijenhoek. 2004. Osedax: Bone-eating marine worms with dwarf males. Science 305:668-671

Parent taxon: Siboglinidae according to G. W. Rouse et al. 2004

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Osedax frankpressi Osedax rubiplumus

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Type: Osedax rubiplumus

Ecology: stationary intermediate-level epifaunal chemosymbiotic

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (1: California collection)

• Pliocene of Italy (1)

Total: 2 collections including 3 occurrences

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