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Opistocysta  Cernosvitov, 1936
Taxonomic Serial No.: 69048

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Opistocysta flagellum (Leidy, 1880)
  Common Name(s): aquatic oligochaete worm [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: unknown   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumAnnelida  – annelids, annélides, Anelídeo, minhoca, sanguessuga  
                      OrderTubificida Brinkhurst, 1982 – aquatic oligochaete worm  
                         FamilyOpistocystidae Cernosvitov, 1936 – aquatic oligochaete worm  
                            GenusOpistocysta Cernosvitov, 1936 – aquatic oligochaete worm  
    Direct Children:  
                               Species Opistocysta funiculus Cordero, 1948  
                               Species Opistocysta serrata Harman, 1970  

  Expert: Mark J. Wetzel  
  Notes: Oligochaetologist and Curator/Collections Manager of the INHS Annelida Collection, Illinois Natural History Survey, Forbes Natural History Building, MC-652, 1816 South Oak Street, Champaign, Illinois, 61801 USA   
  Reference for: Opistocysta    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Classification and checklist of the freshwater oligochaetes 2013, website (version 2013)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: Wetzel, M.J., R.D. Kathman, S.V. Fend, and K.A. Coates. 2013. Classification and checklist of the freshwater oligochaetes occurring in North America north of Mexico. World Wide Web URL:   
  Reference for: Opistocysta   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Opistocysta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Cernosvitov, Leo  
  Publication Date: 1936   
  Article/Chapter Title: Oligochaeten aus Sudamerika. Systematische Stellung der Pristina flagellum Leidy   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoologischer Anzeiger, vol. 113   
  Page(s): 75-84   
  Publication Place:    
  Reference for: Opistocysta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Harman, Walter J.  
  Publication Date: 1970   
  Article/Chapter Title: Revision of the family Opistocystidae (Oligochaeta)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Transactions of the American Microscopical Society, vol. 88, no. 4   
  Page(s): 472-478   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Trans. Am. Micr. Soc., vol. 88, no. 4, was misdated '1969' for all papers. Actual publication date was 28 Jan 1970 (not '1969'!); 1970 should be used for all names originally published therein. See Corliss (Trans. Am. Micr. Soc., vol. 89, p. 347)   
  Reference for: Opistocysta   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Harman, Walter J., and Michael S. Loden  
  Publication Date: 1978   
  Article/Chapter Title: A re-evaluation of the Opistocystidae (Oligochaeta) with descriptions of two new genera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, vol. 91, no. 2   
  Page(s): 453-462   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0006-324X   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Opistocysta   

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