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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSolenogastres 
AphiaID: 2094

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSolenogastres (Class)
Authority Gegenbaur, 1878
Status accepted
Rank Class
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSolenogastres
Sources  original description Gegenbaur C. (1878). Grundriss der vergleichenden Anatomie. Zweite verbesserte Auflage. Leipzig, W. Engelmann. 655 p., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18575
page(s): 135 [details]

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Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwormweekdieren  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsolenogasters  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorsolenogastros  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorrovmaskmollusker  [details]
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taxa (2)

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 Superorder Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAplotegmentaria
Superorder Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPachytegmentaria
Environment marine
Feedingtypes  omnivore [details]
predator [details]
scavenger [details]
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification There is a debate over whether Solenogastres should be a subclass of a Class Aplacophora or a separate class. The phylogenetic relationships of aplacophoran molluscs are not unambiguously resolved although the data at hand (see Haszprunar 2000: American Malacological Bulletin 15, 115-130, and Glaubrecht, Maitas & Salvini-Plawen, 2005: Mitteilungen aus der Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin – Zoologische Reihe 81, 145-166) would support a relationship like Solenogastres(Caudofoveata(Polyplacophora(Conchifera)))) making Aplacophora paraphyletic. For this reason, contra the Aculiferan hypothesis of Scheltema (1993: Biological Bulletin 184, 57-78) and in agreement with the European school of Salvini-Plawen, Solenogastres and caudofoveata are given full class status. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification Supraspecific classification used herein is essentially based on Salvini-Plawen (1978), also summarized in García–Álvarez & Salvini-Plawen (2007). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification Originally proposed as a group of "worms" of uncertain affinity, to include both Neomenia and Chaetoderma, which are respectively representative of the Solenogastres (in the modern acception) anc Caudofoveata. At that time the group was not considered as related to the Mollusca [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:2094
Edit history
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2008-02-27 08:49:50Z  changed  Decock, Wim
2009-01-30 14:05:27Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2009-03-29 15:13:55Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2009-04-17 09:00:22Z  changed  Garcia-Alvarez, Oscar
2016-05-17 14:07:28Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
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  Citation: Gofas, S.; Garcia-Alvarez, O. (2016). Solenogastres. In: MolluscaBase (2016). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=2094 on 2017-02-20
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