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Balanus amphitrite or Amphibalanus amphitrite? A note on barnacle nomenclature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18092215     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In a recent revision of the Balanidae based on morphological systematics, the much studied fouling species Balanus amphitrite was renamed Amphibalanus amphitrite. Here, the case is made for retaining the former nomenclature. Taxonomists are urged to exercise caution before introducing new formal taxonomies, which should ideally be based on several independent lines of evidence.
Authors:
Anthony S Clare; Jens T Høeg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biofouling     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1029-2454     ISO Abbreviation:  Biofouling     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-19     Completed Date:  2008-06-02     Revised Date:  2009-01-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9200331     Medline TA:  Biofouling     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
School of Marine Science & Technology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. A.S.Clare@ncl.ac.uk
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Phylogeny
Thoracica / classification*
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Biofouling. 2009;25(1):77-80   [PMID:  19021015 ]

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