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Taxonomic Structure
(Girdle Wearers)

Loricifera Data
TSNComplete NameCommon NameKingdomRankAuthorReview LevelName UsageCompleteness
202425LoriciferaGirdle WearersAnimaliaPhylumKristensen, 1983TWG standards metvalidcomplete as of 2013

"Brusca & Brusca (2002) do not recognize class rank within the Loricifera. Some authors treat the Loricifera (as well as the Priapul[id]a, Kinorhyncha, and Nematomorpha) as classes within a Phylum Cephalorhyncha. For the moment ITIS retains these groups as separate phyla, though there seems to be much evidence supporting their close relationship to each other" - Herrick Brown - ITIS Data Development Technician

AuthorTitlePublication NamePagesListedActualPublisherPublish PlaceISBNISSNPub Comment
Brusca, Richard C., and Gary J. BruscaInvertebratesxiii + 9921990-01-011990-01-01Sinauer Associates, Inc.Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA0-87893-098-1
Brusca, Richard C., and Gary J. BruscaInvertebrates, Second Editionxx + 9362002-12-012002-12-01Sinauer Associates, Inc.Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA0-87893-097-3
Kristensen, R. M.Loricifera, a new phylum with Aschelminthes characters from the meiobenthosZeitschrift für zoologische Systematik und Evolutionsforschung, vol. 21, no. 3163-1801983-09-011983-09-010044-3808

NODC Taxonomic Codedatabase8.01996-07-29
ITIS & Species 2000 Catalogue of Life Management HierarchydocumentAnimalia2013-08-01M. Ruggiero & D. Gordon, eds. 2013. Consensus Management Hierarchy for the ITIS & Species2000 Catalogue of Life. Contributors: Nicolas Bailly, Thierry Bourgoin, Richard Brusca, Thomas Cavalier-Smith, Daphne Fautin, Dennis Gordon, Gerald Guala, Michael Guiry, Paul Kirk, Elliot Lefkowitz, David Mabberly, David Maddison, Alan Paton, Michael Ruggiero, Peter Stevens, and Brian Tyndall