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Taxonomic Serial No.: 69169

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Family  
  Synonym(s): Caridinophilidae Holt, 1986
  Common Name(s): crayfish worms [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2015   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumAnnelida  – annelids, annélides, Anelídeo, minhoca, sanguessuga  
                      OrderBranchiobdellida  – branchiobdellidans  
                         FamilyBranchiobdellidae  – crayfish worms  
    Direct Children:  
                            Subfamily Bdellodrilinae   
                            Subfamily Branchiobdellinae   
                            Subfamily Cambarincolinae   
                            Subfamily Xironodrilinae   
                          FamilyBranchiobdellidae  incertae sedis  
    Children with Uncertain Position:  
                            Genus Sinodrilus Gelder & Brinkhurst, 1990  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Branchiobdellidae   
  Source: Taxonomic List of Branchiobdellidans, checklist (version draft)  
  Acquired: 2015   
  Notes: Gelder, Stuart L. 2015-03. Draft Taxonomic List of Branchiobdellidans, being developed for inclusion in a 2015 monograph (in prep.)   
  Reference for: Branchiobdellidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gelder, Stuart R., and Bronwyn W. Williams / Thorp, James H., and D. Christopher Rogers, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2015   
  Article/Chapter Title: Clitellata: Branchiobdellida   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates, Vol. 1, 4th Edition   
  Page(s): 551-563   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 9780123850263   
  Reference for: Branchiobdellidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gelder, Stuart R., and Mark E. Siddall  
  Publication Date: 2001   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogenetic assessment of the Branchiobdellidae (Annelida, Clitellata) using 18S rDNA, mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I and morphological characters   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoologica Scripta, vol. 30, no. 3   
  Page(s): 215-222   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0300-3256   
  Notes: doi:10.1046/j.1463-6409.2001.00063.x   
  Reference for: Branchiobdellidae, crayfish worms [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Gelder, Stuart R., Nicole L. Gagnon, and Kerri Nelson  
  Publication Date: 2002   
  Article/Chapter Title: Taxonomic considerations and distribution of the Branchiobdellida (Annelida: Clitellata) of the North American continent   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Northeastern Naturalist, vol. 9, no. 4   
  Page(s): 451-468   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1092-6194   
  Reference for: Branchiobdellidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Goodnight, Clarence James  
  Publication Date: 1940   
  Article/Chapter Title: The Branchiobdellidae (Oligochaeta) of North American crayfishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Illinois Biological Monographs, vol. 17, no. 3   
  Page(s): 1-75   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Branchiobdellidae   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Holt, P. C.  
  Publication Date: 1986   
  Article/Chapter Title: Newly established families of the order Branchiobdellida (Annelida: Clitellata) with a synopsis of the genera   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, vol. 99, no. 4   
  Page(s): 676-702   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0006-324X   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Branchiobdellidae   

 Geographic Information
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