WoRMS taxon details

Micrognathozoa

1335338  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1335338)

Kristensen & Funch, 2000
accepted
Class
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Kristensen, R. M.; Funch, P. (2000). Micrognathozoa: A new class with complicated jaws like those of Rotifera and Gnathostomulida. <em>Journal of Morphology.</em> 246(1): 1-49., available online at https://doi.org/10.1002/1097-4687(200010)246:1<1::aid-jmor1>3.0.co;2-d [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Etymology Micro, gnathos and zoa are Greek for “small,” “jaws,” and “animal,” referring to the small animal with complex...  
Etymology Micro, gnathos and zoa are Greek for “small,” “jaws,” and “animal,” referring to the small animal with complex jaws. [details]
WoRMS (2019). Micrognathozoa. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1335338 on 2019-04-24
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2019-03-22 10:10:37Z
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2019-03-22 10:16:41Z
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original description Kristensen, R. M.; Funch, P. (2000). Micrognathozoa: A new class with complicated jaws like those of Rotifera and Gnathostomulida. <em>Journal of Morphology.</em> 246(1): 1-49., available online at https://doi.org/10.1002/1097-4687(200010)246:1<1::aid-jmor1>3.0.co;2-d [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Diagnosis Acoelomate metazoans with bilateral symmetry and epidermal dorsal and lateral intracellular plates. Epidermis cellular, not syncytial. Body divided into a head with the pharyngeal apparatus,
an accordion-like thorax, and an abdomen with a dorsal anus, which may be functional only periodically. Ventral epidermis with thick glycocalyx and two rows of multiciliated ciliophores. Ventral
mouth opening surrounded by a cuticular oral plate. Epidermis of the mouth cavity and the pharyngeal apparatus also with a cuticle. Jaw apparatus with one unpaired and nine paired major sclerites. Females with one pair of ovaries. One egg per clutch. Two pairs of protonephridia with monociliated terminal cells. Direct development. [details]

Etymology Micro, gnathos and zoa are Greek for “small,” “jaws,” and “animal,” referring to the small animal with complex jaws. [details]
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Dutch kleinkakigen  [details]