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Oligochaeta 
Taxonomic Serial No.: 68422

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subclass  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): angleworms [English]
 
    earthworms [English]
 
    night crawlers [English]
 
    oligochaetes
 
    lombris [French]
 
    oligochètes [French]
 
    vers de terre [French]
 
    minhoca [Portuguese]
 
    oligoqueto [Portuguese]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 1999   
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomProtostomia   
          SuperphylumLophozoa   
             PhylumAnnelida  – annelids, annélides, Anelídeo, minhoca, sanguessuga  
                SubphylumClitellata   
                   ClassOligochaeta   
                      SubclassOligochaeta  – angleworms, earthworms, night crawlers, oligochaetes, lombris, oligochètes, vers de terre, minhoca, oligoqueto  
    Direct Children:  
                         Order Enchytraeida   
                         Order Haplotaxida Brinkhurst, 1971 – aquatic oligochaete worm 
                         Order Lumbriculida Brinkhurst, 1971 – aquatic oligochaete worm 
                         Order Tubificida Brinkhurst, 1982 – aquatic oligochaete worm 
                         Superorder Metagynophora   
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  Expert: Richard C. Brusca  
  Notes: Adjunct Professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721   
  Reference for: Oligochaeta    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: ITIS*ca, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: lombris[French], oligochètes [French], vers de terre [French]   
       
  Source: CRIA-Brazil, website (version 2002)  
  Acquired: 2003   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: minhoca[Portuguese], oligoqueto [Portuguese]   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Oligochaeta   
       
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