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Turbella  Ehrenberg, 1831
Taxonomic Serial No.: 1037851

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Distigma Ehrenberg, 1831
    Distigma proteus Ehrenberg, 1831
    Turbella lunulata Ehrenberg, 1831
    Turbella proteus (Ehrenberg, 1831)
    Turbella platyura A. L. Dugès, 1828
    Turbella pisciculus Diesing, 1862
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  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - minimum standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2016   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumPlatyhelminthes Minot, 1876 incertae sedis – flatworms, plathelminthes, platodes, platelminte  
                GenusTurbella Ehrenberg, 1831  
    Direct Children:  
                   Species Turbella gibba (Fabricius, 1826)  
                   Species Turbella planaria (Ehrenberg, 1831)  

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  Source: Turbellarian taxonomic database, 1.7, database (version 1.7)  
  Acquired: 2016   
  Notes: Tyler S, Schilling S, Hooge M, and Bush LF (comp.) (2006-2016) Turbellarian taxonomic database. Version 1.7 (data licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0; material adapted: formatted and edited)   
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  Comment: Turbella was coined by Ehrenberg in 1831 as a genus containing 'T. platyura' [sic] as a new combination of Derostoma platurus Duges (1828). If this is taken to be the type species (two more species are listed in footnote 2, T. lunulata N., and T. pisciculus N.) this could cause problems. Duges' name is treated by Tyler et al. as a synonym (nomen oblitum) of Macrostomum hystrix Orsted, 1843. If the type species of Turbella is placed in Macrostomum then the genera are synonymys too. Unfortunately, Macrostomum Schmidt 1848 is junior to Turbella, so either all the species should be moved to Turbella, or a case to formally reject Turbella would have to be made to the Int'l Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, since Turbella has been used as a valid genus after 1899 (ICZN Art. 23.9). ITIS is not in a position to resolve this issue, so is following Tyler et al. for the moment  



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