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Mesoveliidae  Douglas and Scott, 1867
Taxonomic Serial No.: 103953

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Common Name(s): water treaders [English]
    pond treaders [English]
    pondweed bugs [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2016   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumHexapoda  – hexapods  
                   ClassInsecta  – insects, hexapoda, inseto, insectes  
                      SubclassPterygota  – insects ailés, winged insects  
                         InfraclassNeoptera  – modern, wing-folding insects  
                               OrderHemiptera Linnaeus, 1758 – true bugs, hemipterans  
                                  SuborderHeteroptera Latreille, 1810 – true bugs, barbeiro, maria fedida, percevejo  
                                     InfraorderGerromorpha  – semiaquatic bugs, shore-inhabiting bugs  
                                           FamilyMesoveliidae Douglas and Scott, 1867 – water treaders, pond treaders, pondweed bugs  
    Direct Children:  
                                              SubfamilyMadeoveliinae Poisson, 1959  
                                              SubfamilyMesoveliinae Douglas and Scott, 1867  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Mesoveliidae, water treaders [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Henry, Thomas J. / Foottit, Robert G., and Peter H. Adler, eds.   
  Publication Date: 2009   
  Article/Chapter Title: Chapter 10. Biodiversity of Heteroptera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Insect Biodiversity: Science and Society   
  Page(s): 223-263   
  Publisher: Blackwell Publishing (Wiley-Blackwell)   
  Publication Place: Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom   
  ISBN/ISSN: 9781405151429   
  Reference for: Mesoveliidae, pond treaders [English], pondweed bugs [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Henry, Thomas J., and Richard C. Froeschner, eds.   
  Publication Date: 1988   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Catalog of the Heteroptera, or True Bugs, of Canada and the Continental United States   
  Page(s): xix + 958   
  Publisher: E. J. Brill   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-916846-44-X   
  Reference for: Mesoveliidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): McGavin, George C.   
  Publication Date: 1993   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Bugs of the World   
  Page(s): 192   
  Publisher: Facts on File   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8160-2737-4   
  Reference for: Mesoveliidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Schuh, Randall T., and James A. Slater   
  Publication Date: 1995   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: True Bugs of the World (Hemiptera: Heteroptera): Classification and Natural History   
  Page(s): xii + 336   
  Publisher: Cornell University Press   
  Publication Place: Ithaca, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8014-2066-0   
  Reference for: Mesoveliidae   

 Geographic Information
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