Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cephalorhyncha > Class Kinorhyncha > Order Homalorhagida > Family Pycnophyidae

Pycnophyes Zelinka, 1907

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted


Pycnophyes borealis Higgins & Korczynski, 1989
Pycnophyes canadensis Higgins & Korczynski, 1989
Pycnophyes carinatus Zelinka, 1928
Pycnophyes chukchiensis Higgins, 1991
Pycnophyes communis Zelinka, 1908
Pycnophyes cryopygus Higgins & Kristensen, 1988
Pycnophyes dentatus (Reinhard, 1881)
Pycnophyes flaveolatus Zelinka, 1928
Pycnophyes greenlandicus Higgins & Kristensen, 1988
Pycnophyes kielensis Zelinka, 1928
Pycnophyes maximus Reimer, 1963
Pycnophyes mokievskii Adrianov, 1995
Pycnophyes ponticus (Reinhard, 1881)
Pycnophyes robustus Zelinka, 1928
Pycnophyes rugosus Zelinka, 1928
Pycnophyes spitsbergensis Adrianov, 1995
Pycnophyes zelinkaei Southern, 1914


original description

Zelinka, C. (1907): Zur Kenntnis der Echinoderen. Zoologischer Anzeiger 32(5): 130-136.

basis of record

Neuhaus, B.; van der Land, J. (2001). Cephalorhyncha (=Loricifera, Priapulida, Kinorhyncha, Nematomorpha), in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 159-160

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Neuhaus, B.; Higgins, R.P. (2010). Phylum Kinorhyncha: mud dragons, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2010). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 2. Kingdom Animalia: Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, Ichnofossils. pp. 468-471.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Howson, C.M.; Picton, B.E. (Ed.) (1997). The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8. vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp.



External Links



Neuhaus, B. (2014). Pycnophyes Zelinka, 1907. In: Neuhaus, Birger World list of Kinorhyncha. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:101089




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