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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCosmetira Forbes, 1848 
AphiaID: 117156

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydrozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydroidolina (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptothecata (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMitrocomidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCosmetira (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCosmetira pilosella Forbes, 1848 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMitrocomidae Haeckel, 1879
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCosmetira Forbes, 1848
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCosmetira Hartlaub, 1909 (preoccupied by Cosmetira Forbes, 1848)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThaumantias (Cosmetira) Forbes, 1848 (elevated to full genus level)
Sources  original description Forbes, E. (1848). A monograph of the British naked-eyed Medusæ : with figures of all the species. London, Ray Society, pp. 104, 13 plates. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/40312#page/9/mode/1up
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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCosmetira pilosella Forbes, 1848

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCosmetira brownei (Kramp, 1930) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMitrocomella brownei (Kramp, 1930)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCosmetira frigida Browne, 1910 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMitrocomella frigida (Browne, 1910)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCosmetira polydiademata (Romanes, 1876) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMitrocomella polydiademata (Romanes, 1876)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCosmetira punctata Haeckel, 1864 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLaodicea undulata (Forbes & Goodsir, 1853)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCosmetira salinarium Du Plessis, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGonionemus vertens A. Agassiz, 1862
Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis 
Mitrocomidae medusae with 4 radial canals; 8 open statocysts; no ocelli; flexile cirri with numerous nematocysts throughout their length, usually straight, exceptionally, in young specimens, spirally coiled.
Hydroid with the characterstics of the family. [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Cosmetira pilosella medusa from Werner (1984)
Cosmetira pilosella me...
Cosmetira pilosella polyp from Werner (1984)
Cosmetira pilosella po...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:117156
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2015-10-30 09:51:55Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
  
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  Citation: Schuchert, P. (2015). Cosmetira Forbes, 1848. In: Schuchert, P. (2016). World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=117156 on 2016-09-27
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