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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMexieulepis Rioja, 1962 
AphiaID: 324816

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 editorErrantia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodocida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphroditiformia (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEulepethidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMexieulepis (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMexieulepis elongatus Rioja, 1962 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMexieulepis weberi (Horst, 1922) (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEulepethidae Chamberlin, 1919
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMexieulepis Rioja, 1962
Sources  original description Rioja, Enrique. (1962). Estudios anelidologicos. XXV. Un nuevo genero de la familia Pareulepidae, del Golfo de Mexico. Anales del Instituto de Biologia, Mexico. 32(1/2): 235-249. [details]

redescription Pettibone, M.H. (1969). Revision of the aphroditoid polychaetes of the family Eulepethidae Chamberlin (=Eulepidinae Darboux; =Pareulepidae Hartman). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology. 41: 1-44., available online at http://si-pddr.si.edu/dspace/handle/10088/5690 [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMexieulepis mexicanus (Berkeley & Berkeley, 1939)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMexieulepis weberi (Horst, 1922)

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMexieulepis elongata Rioja, 1962 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMexieulepis weberi (Horst, 1922)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMexieulepis elongatus Rioja, 1962 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMexieulepis weberi (Horst, 1922)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGrammatical gender Mexieulepis appears to have been treated (incorrectly) as masculine by its creator, Enrique Rioja, as the type species was named M. elongatus. However, Pettibone (1969) stated Mexieulepis was feminine, presumably because Eulepis was feminine, and indeed the word Lepis (a scale) is a feminine Greek noun. Mexieulepis must be feminine [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:324816
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Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2008-03-05 14:39:51Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2016-06-28 22:01:55Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2016-06-29 23:32:43Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (2016). Mexieulepis Rioja, 1962. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2016). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=324816 on 2016-12-09
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