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Limulus polyphemus  (Linnaeus, 1758)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 82703

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Monoculus polyphemus Linnaeus, 1758
    Xiphosura polyphemus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  Common Name(s): Atlantic horseshoe crab [English]
    American horseshoe crab [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
             PhylumArthropoda  – Artrópode, arthropodes, arthropods  
                SubphylumChelicerata  – cheliceriformes, quelicerado, queliceriforme  
                               FamilyLimulidae  – horseshoe crabs  
                                  GenusLimulus Müller, 1785  
                                     SpeciesLimulus polyphemus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Atlantic horseshoe crab, American horseshoe crab  

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Limulus polyphemus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Obst, Matthias, Sřren Faurby, Somchai Bussarawit, and Peter Funch  
  Publication Date: 2011   
  Article/Chapter Title: Molecular phylogeny of extant horseshoe crabs (Xiphosura, Limulidae) indicates Paleogene diversification of Asian species   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, vol. 62, no. 1   
  Page(s): 21-26   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1055-7903   
  Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2011.08.025   
  Reference for: Limulus polyphemus, American horseshoe crab [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Western Atlantic Ocean  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Mexico, Native  






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