Record Details

Scientific Name:
Priapulida

Taxonomy and Nomenclature

Kingdom:
Animalia
Rank:
Superphylum
Synonym(s):
Priapula
Common Name(s):

Taxonomic Status

Current Standing:
valid

Data Quality Indicators

Record Credibility Rating:
TWG standards met
Global Species Completeness:
complete
Currency Rating:
2013

Taxonomic Hierarchy

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References

Expert(s):
Richard C. Brusca. Adjunct Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
Other Sources:
database: NODC Taxonomic Code;
document: ITIS & Species 2000 Catalogue of Life Management Hierarchy; M. Ruggiero & D. Gordon, eds. 2013. Consensus Management Hierarchy for the ITIS & Species2000 Catalogue of Life. Contributors: Nicolas Bailly, Thierry Bourgoin, Richard Brusca, Thomas Cavalier-Smith, Daphne Fautin, Dennis Gordon, Gerald Guala, Michael Guiry, Paul Kirk, Elliot Lefkowitz, David Mabberly, David Maddison, Alan Paton, Michael Ruggiero, Peter Stevens, and Brian Tyndall
References:
Valentine, James W. 2004-01-01. On the Origin of Phyla. University of Chicago Press. Chicago, Illinois, USA. xxiv - 614. 0-226-84548-6. .
Brusca, Richard C., and Gary J. Brusca 2002-12-01. Invertebrates, Second Edition. Sinauer Associates, Inc.. Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA. xx + 936. 0-87893-097-3. .

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Comments

Comments:
David Nicolson - ITIS Data Development Coordinator: It appears that 'Priapulida' is an older spelling than 'Priapula.' There is apparently disagreement on which spelling is 'correct' in the literature, and this is an unregulated rank in this regard
David Nicolson - ITIS Data Development Coordinator: Brusca & Brusca (2002) note that 'classes and orders are usually not recognized within the Priapula.'

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