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Mediorhynchus  Van Cleave, 1916
Taxonomic Serial No.: 196489

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Disteganius Lehmann, 1953
    Empodius Travassos, 1916
    Empodisma Yamaguti, 1963
    Heteroplus Kostylew, 1914
    Heterocanthorhynchus Lundström, 1942
    Leiperacanthus Bhalerao, 1937
    Heteracanthothynchus Lundström, 1942
    Micracanthorhynchus Travassos, 1917
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2015   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumAcanthocephala Rudolphi, 1802 – spiny-headed worms, acantocéfalo, thorny-headed worms  
                ClassArchiacanthocephala Meyer, 1931  
                   OrderGigantorhynchida Southwell and Macfie, 1925  
                      FamilyGiganthorhynchidae Hamann, 1892  
                         GenusMediorhynchus Van Cleave, 1916  
    Direct Children:  
                            Species Mediorhynchus africanus Amin, Evans, Heckmann and El-Naggar, 2013  
                            Species Mediorhynchus alecturae (Johnston and Edmonds, 1947)  
                            Species Mediorhynchus cambellensis Soota, Srivastava and Ghosh, 1969  
                            Species Mediorhynchus centurorum Nickol, 1969  
                            Species Mediorhynchus channapettae George and Nadakal, 1984  
                            Species Mediorhynchus cisticolae Smales, 2011  
                            Species Mediorhynchus colluricinclae Smales, 2002  
                            Species Mediorhynchus conirostris Ward, 1966  
                            Species Mediorhynchus corcoracis Johnston and Edmonds, 1950  
                            Species Mediorhynchus edmondsi Schmidt and Kuntz, 1977  
                            Species Mediorhynchus emberizae (Rudolphi, 1819)  
                            Species Mediorhynchus empodius (Skrjabin, 1913)  
                            Species Mediorhynchus fatimaae Khan, Bilqees and Muti-ur-Rehman, 2004  
                            Species Mediorhynchus gallinarum (Bhalerao, 1937)  
                            Species Mediorhynchus gibsoni Bilqees, Khan, Khatoon and Khatoon, 2007  
                            Species Mediorhynchus giganteus Meyer, 1931  
                            Species Mediorhynchus grandis Van Cleave, 1916  
                            Species Mediorhynchus indicus Varghese-George, Mathai-Nadakal, Kunjanpillai-Vijayakumaran and Rajendran, 1981  
                            Species Mediorhynchus kuntzi Ward, 1960  
                            Species Mediorhynchus lagodekhiensis Kuraschvili, 1955  
                            Species Mediorhynchus leptis Ward, 1966  
                            Species Mediorhynchus lophurae Wang, 1966  
                            Species Mediorhynchus mariae George and Nadakal, 1984  
                            Species Mediorhynchus mattei Marchand and Vassiliades, 1982  
                            Species Mediorhynchus meiringi Bisseru, 1960  
                            Species Mediorhynchus micracanthus (Rudolphi, 1819)  
                            Species Mediorhynchus mirabilis (de Marval, 1905)  
                            Species Mediorhynchus murtensis Lundström, 1942  
                            Species Mediorhynchus nickoli Khan, Bilqees and Muti-ur-Rehman, 2004  
                            Species Mediorhynchus numidae (Baer, 1925)  
                            Species Mediorhynchus orientalis Belopolskaya, 1953  
                            Species Mediorhynchus oswaldocruzi Travassos, 1923  
                            Species Mediorhynchus otidis (Miescher, 1841)  
                            Species Mediorhynchus pandei Bhattacharya, 2007  
                            Species Mediorhynchus papillosus Van Cleave, 1916  
                            Species Mediorhynchus passerus Das, 1951  
                            Species Mediorhynchus pauciuncinatus Dollfus, 1959  
                            Species Mediorhynchus peckeri Bhattacharya, 1999  
                            Species Mediorhynchus peruensis Moya, Martinez and Tantalean, 2011  
                            Species Mediorhynchus petrochenkoi Gvosdev and Soboleva, 1966  
                            Species Mediorhynchus pintoi Travassos, 1923  
                            Species Mediorhynchus quilonensis Bhattacharya, 2007  
                            Species Mediorhynchus rajasthanensis Gupta, 1976  
                            Species Mediorhynchus robustus Van Cleave, 1916  
                            Species Mediorhynchus rodensis Cosin, 1971  
                            Species Mediorhynchus sipocotensis Tubangui, 1935  
                            Species Mediorhynchus spinaepaucitas Smales, 2011  
                            Species Mediorhynchus taeniatus (von Linstow, 1901)  
                            Species Mediorhynchus tanagrae (Rudolphi, 1819)  
                            Species Mediorhynchus tenuis Meyer, 1931  
                            Species Mediorhynchus textori Barus, Six and Majumdar, 1978  
                            Species Mediorhynchus thrushi Bhattacharya, 2000  
                            Species Mediorhynchus turdi Smales, 2011  
                            Species Mediorhynchus turnixena (Tubangui, 1931)  
                            Species Mediorhynchus vaginatus (Diesing, 1851)  
                            Species Mediorhynchus vancleavei (Lundström, 1942)  
                            Species Mediorhynchus wardi Schmidt and Canaris, 1967  
                            Species Mediorhynchus zosteropis (Porta, 1913)  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Mediorhynchus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Amin, Omar M.  
  Publication Date: 2013   
  Article/Chapter Title: Classification of the Acanthocephala   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Folia Parasitologica, vol. 60, no. 4   
  Page(s): 273-305   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0015-5683   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Mediorhynchus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Amin, Omar M. / Crompton, D. W. T. and Brent B. Nickol  
  Publication Date: 1985   
  Article/Chapter Title: Classification   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Biology of the Acanthocephala   
  Page(s): 27-72   
  Publisher: Cambridge University Press   
  Publication Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-521-24674-1   
  Reference for: Mediorhynchus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Khatoon, Nasira  
  Publication Date: 1999   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Revision of Acanthocephalan of Vertebrates of the World, PhD Dissertation   
  Publisher: Department of Zoology, University of Karachi   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Mediorhynchus   

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