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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicropsammis Mielke, 1975 
AphiaID: 534489

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMulticrustacea (Superclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexanauplia (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCopepoda (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeocopepoda (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPodoplea (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHarpacticoida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudotachidiidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDanielsseniinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicropsammis (Genus)
Status nomen nudum
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicropsammis Gee & Huys, 1991
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicropsammis noodti Mielke, 1975 (type by original designation)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDanielsseniinae Huys & Gee in Huys et al., 1996
Sources  original description Mielke, W. (1975). Systematik der Copepoda eines Sandstrandes der Nordseeinsel Sylt. Mikrofauna Meeresbodens 52:1-134, figs. 1-87. (5-vii-1975). (Also in: Abh. mat.-nat. Kl. Akad. Wiss. Mainz, 1975). [details]

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Micropsammis Mielke, 1975 (Family Pseudotachidiidae)
Mielke (1975: 40) established this genus for two new species, Micropsammis noodti Mielke, 1975 and M. secunda Mielke, 1975 but neglected to fix a type species, rendering the generic name Micropsammis unavailable. Gee and Huys (1991: 1154) proposed a new genus Telopsammis for M. secunda and inadvertently made the generic name Micropsammis available by designating M. noodti as the type species (p. 1146) and by providing an amended generic diagnosis (p. 1145) (ICZN Arts 13.1.1 and 13.3). Huys et al. (1996), Willen (2000) and Boxshall and Halsey (2004) continued to credit Mielke (1975) with the authorship but based on the type fixation the genus should be cited as Micropsammis Gee & Huys, 1991 with the new combination, Micropsammis noodti (Mielke, 1975), as the type and only originally included species. Mielke (1997) argued against the recognition of the genus Telopsammis but his opinion appears to have gathered no support (Willen 2000; Boxshall & Halsey 2004; Wells 2007; Kornev & Chertoprud 2008). Five out of seven synapomorphies shared by Telopsammis and Leptotachidia Becker, 1974 [characters (2)–(5) and (7) identified by Gee and Huys (1991: 1153)] are also displayed by Micropsammis galapagoensis Mielke, 1997, and this suggests it cannot be maintained in Micropsammis. It is here tentatively removed to Telopsammis as T. galapagoensis (Mielke, 1997) comb. nov. A third species, Telopsammis pelobionta, was recently described by Kornev and Chertoprud (2008: 183).
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:534489
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Date   action   by
2010-10-19 18:55:58Z  created  Boxshall, Geoff
2011-09-28 21:02:14Z  changed  Boxshall, Geoff
2011-10-17 19:52:46Z  changed  Boxshall, Geoff
2015-07-09 10:47:57Z  changed  Walter, T. Chad
2015-07-13 11:03:02Z  changed  Walter, T. Chad
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  Citation: Walter, T. Chad; Boxshall, G. (2015). Micropsammis Mielke, 1975. In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2017). World of Copepods database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=534489 on 2017-10-22
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