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Taxonomic Serial No.: 154521

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Common Name(s): sipunculids [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2009   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumSipuncula  – peanut worms, shore worms, sipunculan worms, sipúnculo, shore worms, sipunculiens, sipunculans  
                ClassSipunculidea E. Cutler and Gibbs, 1985  
                   OrderSipunculiformes E. Cutler and Gibbs, 1985  
                      FamilySipunculidae  – sipunculids  
    Direct Children:  
                         Genus Phascolopsis Fisher, 1950  
                         Genus Siphonomecus Fisher, 1947  
                         Genus Siphonosoma Spengel, 1912  
                         Genus Sipunculus Linnaeus, 1766  
                         Genus Xenosiphon Fisher, 1947  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Sipunculidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Cutler, Edward B.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: The Sipuncula: Their Systematics, Biology, and Evolution   
  Page(s): xvii + 453   
  Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates of Cornell University Press   
  Publication Place: Ithaca, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-8014-2843-2   
  Reference for: Sipunculidae, sipunculids [English]   

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  Comment: Cutler (1994:24) notes Sipunculidae "has historically been attributed to Baird (1868)," but attributes authorship to Rafinesque (1814:32). That work uses "Famille Sipuncula" for "G[enus]. Syrinx" (coined in Bohadsch 1761, a suppressed work) but does not mention the genus Sipunculus Linnaeus 1766. Should there be any issue with availability of the family name Sipunculidae from Rafinesque (1814), other works prior to 1868 would make the name available, e.g., Forbes (1841:243-251)  



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