Zezina O.N. 2005. [On the systematic position of some recent brachiopod species from the Norfolk Ridge (West Pacific)] // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.2. No.1: 29–33 [in Russian, with English summary].

P.P. Shirshov Instituite of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Nakhimovsky Ave., 36, Moscow 117997, Russia.

ABSTRACT: Five species of brachiopods were found in 7 samples obtained during the cruise NORFOLK 2. These species were known before from this region. Four of these species are common and are considered as markers of the deep-sea biofilter, distributed globally in the upper bathyal of continental slopes and seamounts. This deep-sea biofilter remains poorly explored at low latitudes of the Western Pacific. The systematic position of examined species has been clarified. Neoancistrocrania norfolki Laurin, 1992 is included in the family Valdiviathyrididae Helmcke, 1940. Stenosarina crosnieri (Cooper, 1983) is relocated to the genus Dallithyris Muir-Wood, 1959. A new genus, Laurinia gen. n., was established after the study of soft tissues of Fallax neocaledonensis Laurin, 1997.

KEY WORDS: Brachiopods, deep-sea biofilter, new genus Laurinia.

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