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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicroconchus Phillips in Murchison, 1839 † 
AphiaID: 394402

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia incertae sedis (Subkingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicroconchus † (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicroconchus carbonarius Phillips in Murchison, 1839 † (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia incertae sedis
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicroconchus Phillips in Murchison, 1839 †
Sources  original description Murchison, Roderick Impey. (1839). The Silurian system, founded on geological researches in the counties of Salop, Hereford, Radnor, Montgomery, Caermarthen, Brecon, Pembroke, Monmouth, Gloucester, Worcester, and Stafford : with descriptions of the coalfields and overlying formations. [Book, 3 volumes, vol 1 by Murchison]. John Murray, Albemarle Street., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/88029#/summary
page(s): vol. 1, p.84,88, Fig D1-10 [details]

status source Zaton, Michal; Vinn, Olev. 2011. Microconchids [Fossils explained 62]. Geology Today 27(6): 236-239 [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicroconchus carbonarius Phillips in Murchison, 1839 †
Environment marine, brackish, fresh
Fossil range fossil only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification Not valid as Annelida: Polychaeta, where it was first placed in WoRMS, and belongs elsewhere. Morphological similarity to the Spirorbinae is suggested to be a result of evolutionary convergence. Representative of fossil order Microconchida Weedon, 1991, currently thought to belong to the lophophorates along with bryozoa and phoronids. "Only six microconchid genera have so far been established: Annuliconchus (Silurian), Palaeoconchus (Late Ordovician-Devonian), Polonoconchus (Middle Devonian), Microconchus (Devonian-Triassic), Helicoconchus (Early Permian) and Punctaconchus (Jurassic) ..." [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEditor's comment An early spirorbiform "spirorbid" from the Paleozoic, and thus suspect as spirorbid, see Weedon (1994) [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:394402
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Date   action   by
2009-05-03 08:04:20Z  created  ten Hove, Harry
2012-06-11 22:57:47Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
2017-06-28 22:53:37Z  changed  Read, Geoffrey
  
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  Citation: Read, G. (2017). Microconchus Phillips in Murchison, 1839 †. In: Read, G.; Fauchald, K. (Ed.) (2017). World Polychaeta database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=394402 on 2017-10-21
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