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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoeobius Heath, 1930 
AphiaID: 324619

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolychaeta (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSedentaria (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCanalipalpata (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTerebellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCirratuliformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFlabelligeridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoeobius (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoeobius meseres Heath, 1930 (type by monotypy)
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoeobiidae Heath, 1930
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFlabelligeridae de Saint-Joseph, 1894
Sources  original description Heath, Harold 1930. A connecting link between the Annelida and the Echiuroidea (Gephyrea armata). Journal of Morphology, 49(1): 223-249. [details]

status source Burnette, Adriene B., Struck, Torsten H. and Halanych, Kenneth M. 2005. Holopelagic Poeobius meseres (Poeobiidae, Annelida) is derived from benthic flabelligerid worms. Biological Bulletin (Woods Hole) 208(3): 213-220.
note: To Flabelligeridae [details]

status source Pickford, G. E. (1947). Histological and histochemical observations upon an aberrant annelid, Poeobius meseres Heath. Journal of Morphology. 80(3): 287-319.
note: placed as an annelid [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPoeobius meseres Heath, 1930
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification On Poeobius Heath, 1930 Fisher wrote (1946, p.218) "A tenable hypothesis is that the echiuroids and Poeobius stemmed from a common group that was as fundamentally unsegmented as the Amphineura among mollusks. According to this view Poeobius is the survivor of a lesser phylum, comparable to the Phoronidea and Priapuloidea. As the genus now floats in a sort of taxonomic limbo, it may be provisionally assigned to a new phylum, POEOBIOIDEA." However, the annelid nature of Poeobius was discovered soon after (Pickford, 1947). Hyman (1959: 697, 'Smaller Coelomate groups') dismissed the idea of a new phylum with the words "Poeobioidea is therefore to be obliterated." [details]
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324619
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Date   action   by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2015-01-27 22:23:00Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2015). Poeobius Heath, 1930. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324619 on 2017-08-23
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