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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoelenterata 
AphiaID: 152230

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCoelenterata (Phylum)
Status nomen nudum (Not a monophyletic group)
Rank Phylum
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia
source of synonymy Margulis, L.; Schwartz, K.V. (1982). Five Kingdoms : an illustrated guide to the phyla of life on earth. Second edition. Freeman. (look up in IMIS[details]

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Language   Name 
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorholtedieren  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorКишковопорожнинн  [details]
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorClassification 'Coelenterata' is not a valid taxonomic name - it is not a monophyletic group. The name has been in use for a long time to represent the Cnidaria and Ctenophora. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNomenclature Names of groups of organisms in the higher categories are being changed rather often, even when there is no need for it. This is allowed because the codes of nomenclature do not apply to group names above the family level. Regrettably this may lead to long periods of confusion. Examples are Coelenterata for which the new name Cnidaria was proposed in 1888 and Madreporaria for which the new name Scleractinia was proposed in 1900. The gradual replacement of the old names by the new names in scientific papers during the last 50 years was analyzed. The name Madreporaria virtually disappeared during this period and the name Coelenterata is now being used in only about 10% of scientific papers and had better be abandoned as well. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:152230
Edit history
Date   action   by
2005-04-08 14:12:24Z  created  Claus, Simon
2008-08-15 16:43:54Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
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  Citation: WoRMS (2008). Coelenterata. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=152230 on 2017-10-24
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