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Alcyonaria  Dana, 1846
Taxonomic Serial No.: 52003

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subclass  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Octocorallia Haeckel, 1866
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2005   
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Stephen D. Cairns  
  Notes: Research Scientist/Curator, Department of Systematic Biology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560-0163, USA   
  Reference for: Alcyonaria    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Alcyonaria   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Bayer, Frederick M.  
  Publication Date: 1956   
  Article/Chapter Title: Octocorallia   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology. Part F: Coelenterata   
  Page(s): F166-F231   
  Publisher: Geological Society of America and University of Kansas Press   
  Publication Place: Lawrence, Kansas, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: 1963 reprint edition. Separately authored chapters may include original descriptions   
  Reference for: Alcyonaria   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Cairns, Stephen D., Dale R. Calder, Anita Brinckmann-Voss, Clovis B. Castro, Daphne G. Fautin,...  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Cnidaria and Ctenophora, Second Edition, 2002   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication 28   
  Page(s): xi + 115   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-888569-39-5, 0097-0638  
  Notes: Full author list: Cairns, Stephen D., Dale R. Calder, Anita Brinckmann-Voss, Clovis B. Castro, Daphne G. Fautin, Philip R. Pugh, Claudia E. Mills, Walter C. Jaap, Mary N. Arai, Stephen H. D. Haddock, and Dennis M. Opresko   
  Reference for: Alcyonaria   
       

 Geographic Information
       
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 Comments
       
  Comment: Bayer (1956) notes: "The name Octocorallia is used in preference to prior terms because [...] Alcyonaria, although widely used, has been employed for the order Alcyonacea as well as for the subclass as a whole and thus leads to confusion"  
 

 

   

 
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