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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMus [informal, 1756] 
AphiaID: 325914

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 editorAphroditidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMus (Genus)
Status nomen dubium (pre-Linnaean usage of Latin 'Mus' for mouse)
Rank Genus
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphroditidae Malmgren, 1867
Sources  basis of record Linnaeus, Carl (as Caroli Linnaei); Gronovius, L. T. (1756). Systema naturae; sistens regna tria naturae in classes et ordines, genera et species redacta, tabulisque aeneis illustrata. Accedunt vocabula gallica. Editio multo auctior & emendatior. Lugduni Batavorum, Apud T. Haak., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.7374
page(s): 79; note: includes "Mus marinus Fn. 1284. M. princ. 64" under Aphrodita [details]

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Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMus marinus [Linnaeus, informal 1756] accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAphrodita aculeata Linnaeus, 1758 (nomen dubium, unavailable pre-Linnaean name, subjective synonym)
Environment marine, brackish, 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 editorEditor's comment There are no marine mice and Mus Linnaeus, 1758 is strictly a mammal genus). This odd usage of 1756 exists, as Mus marinus included under Aphrodita by Linnaeus. It is apparently based on the fishermen's slang name for aphroditids as sea mice in Scandinavia (see Rouse & Pleijel 2001), but it predates the commencement of Linnaean nomenclature in 1758 as delimited in the zoological code. By 1758 Linnaeus had included Aphrodita squamata and A. aculeata under genus Aphrodita, and there is no more mention of marine mice. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:325914
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Date   action   by
2008-03-14 12:50:56Z  created  Fauchald, Kristian
2008-03-26 11:36:43Z  changed  Fauchald, Kristian
2015-07-17 09:47:47Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2016-06-13 04:24:53Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
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  Citation: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (2016). Mus [informal, 1756]. 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=325914 on 2017-10-20
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