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Treptoplax reptans  Monticelli, 1893
Taxonomic Serial No.: 696106

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s):    
  Valid Name: Placozoa Grell, 1971
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: invalid - other, see comments   
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Grell, Karl G., and August Ruthmann / Harrison, Frederick W., and Jane A. Westfall, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1991   
  Article/Chapter Title: Chapter 2: Placozoa   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Microscopic Anatomy of Invertebrates, Volume 2: Placozoa, Porifera, Cnidaria, and Ctenophora   
  Page(s): 13-27   
  Publisher: Wiley-Liss, Inc.   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, U.S.A.   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-56224-6   
  Reference for: Treptoplax reptans   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Monticelli, Fr. Sav.  
  Publication Date: 1893   
  Article/Chapter Title: Treptoplax reptans. n. g. n. sp. Nota preliminare   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Atti della Reale Accademia dei Lincei, ser. 5, vol. 2   
  Page(s): 39-40   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 0001-4435   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: original description   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Tessler, Michael, Johannes S. Neumann, Kai Kamm, Hans-Jürgen Osigus, Gil Eshel, and et al  
  Publication Date: 2022   
  Article/Chapter Title: Phylogenomics and the first higher taxonomy of Placozoa, an ancient and enigmatic animal phylum   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 10   
  Page(s): 1-18   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 2296-701X   
  Notes: doi: 10.3389/fevo.2022.1016357   
  Reference for: Treptoplax reptans   

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  Comment: Grell and Ruthmann (1991) note 'The second species [Treptoplax reptans], said to be found in the Gulf of Naples, was only seen once. There is some doubt that it really exists.' Tessler et al. (2022) note 'Unfortunately, the living [Treptoplax] reptans specimens from Monticelli (1893) died and have never been resampled in the field; the characteristics identified by Monticelli, however, have been doubted and this species is therefore currently unaccepted (Syed and Schierwater, 2002a; see also WoRMS Editorial Board, 2021), although it could be rare or extinct.'  



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