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Merostomata

1048  (urn:lsid:irmng.org:taxname:1048)

Dana, 1852
 unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
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  1. Order Merostomata (awaiting allocation) (temporary name)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Not documented
Taxonomic remark From Lamsdell, 2012: Merostomata was originally proposed by Dana (1852) as consisting solely of Xiphosura but later...  
Taxonomic remark From Lamsdell, 2012: Merostomata was originally proposed by Dana (1852) as consisting solely of Xiphosura but later expanded to include Eurypterida (Woodward, 1866–1878). Eurypterida being closer related to Arachnida than Xiphosura necessitates their removal from Merostomata and results in Merostomata being a junior synonym of Xiphosura. [treating Xiphosura as a class rather than an order] [details]
IRMNG (2023). Merostomata. Accessed at: https://www.irmng.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1048 on 2024-02-25
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2010-05-31 22:00:00Z
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2011-12-31 23:00:00Z
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2017-04-07 22:26:17Z
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2023-10-31 04:02:09Z
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basis of record Parker, S.P. (ed). (1982). Synopsis and Classification of Living Organisms. McGraw-Hill, New York. 2 volumes.  [details]   

source of synonymy Lamsdell, J. C. (2012). Revised systematics of Palaeozoic 'horseshoe crabs' and the myth of monophyletic Xiphosura. <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 167(1): 1-27., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00874.x
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name verified source Lamsdell, J. C. (2012). Revised systematics of Palaeozoic 'horseshoe crabs' and the myth of monophyletic Xiphosura. <em>Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.</em> 167(1): 1-27., available online at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00874.x [details]   
From other sources
Taxonomic remark From Lamsdell, 2012: Merostomata was originally proposed by Dana (1852) as consisting solely of Xiphosura but later expanded to include Eurypterida (Woodward, 1866–1878). Eurypterida being closer related to Arachnida than Xiphosura necessitates their removal from Merostomata and results in Merostomata being a junior synonym of Xiphosura. [treating Xiphosura as a class rather than an order] [details]

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