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Loricifera  Kristensen, 1983
Taxonomic Serial No.: 202425

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Phylum  
  Common Name(s): loricifero [Portuguese]
    loriciferans [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
             PhylumLoricifera Kristensen, 1983 – loricifero, loriciferans  
    Direct Children:  
                Order Nanaloricida Kristensen, 1983  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: CRIA-Brazil, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Reference for: loricifero[Portuguese]   
  Source: ITIS & Species 2000 Catalogue of Life Management Hierarchy, document (version Animalia)  
  Acquired: 2013   
  Notes: M. Ruggiero & D. Gordon, eds. 2013. Consensus Management Hierarchy for the ITIS & Species2000 Catalogue of Life. Contributors: Nicolas Bailly, Thierry Bourgoin, Richard Brusca, Thomas Cavalier-Smith, Daphne Fautin, Dennis Gordon, Gerald Guala, Michael Guiry, Paul Kirk, Elliot Lefkowitz, David Mabberly, David Maddison, Alan Paton, Michael Ruggiero, Peter Stevens, and Brian Tyndall   
  Reference for: Loricifera   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Loricifera   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Brusca, Richard C., and Gary J. Brusca  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Invertebrates   
  Page(s): xiii + 992   
  Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.   
  Publication Place: Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-87893-098-1   
  Reference for: Loricifera   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Brusca, Richard C., and Gary J. Brusca  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Invertebrates, Second Edition   
  Page(s): xx + 936   
  Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Inc.   
  Publication Place: Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-87893-097-3   
  Reference for: Loricifera, loriciferans [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Kristensen, R. M.  
  Publication Date: 1983   
  Article/Chapter Title: Loricifera, a new phylum with Aschelminthes characters from the meiobenthos   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zeitschrift für zoologische Systematik und Evolutionsforschung, vol. 21, no. 3   
  Page(s): 163-180   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0044-3808   
  Reference for: original description   

 Geographic Information
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  Comment: Brusca & Brusca (2002) do not recognize class rank within the Loricifera. Some authors treat the Loricifera (as well as the Priapul[id]a, Kinorhyncha, and Nematomorpha) as classes within a Phylum Cephalorhyncha. For the moment ITIS retains these groups as separate phyla, though there seems to be much evidence supporting their close relationship to each other  



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