NOMINA CIRCUMSCRIBENTIA INSECTORUM

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Typified names:

Euarticulata Nielsen 1995

NOMEN: Euarticulata Nielsen 1995 [C. Nielsen. Animal evolution: Interrelationships of the living phyla. - Oxford Univ. Press, 1995]

ORIGINAL LISTED MEMBERSHIP (Nielsen 1995): Annelida + Gnathopoda (= Panarthropoda)

SENIOR CIRCUMSCRIPTIONAL SYNONYMS:
= Polymeria Hadzi 1953 (non Polymeria Goldfuss 1820)

= Metameria Valentine 1973

TYPIFIED NAME IN BASIC FORMAT: Araneus/fg (sine Limax; incl. Lumbricus) [fg:(1757)1758]

TYPIFIED NAMES IN USE: -

MODERN STATUS: junior circumscriptional synonym of Metameria

COMMENTS. In the original publication authorship of taxa names is not given; authorship of Euarticulata as "Nielsen 1995" is confirmed by the author (personal communication 19.IX.2005).

Often this taxon is called Articulata Cuvier 1817. Actually, the taxon "Animalia articulata" in the Cuvier's classification does not exactly fit in circumscription the modern taxon Euarticulata. "Animalia articulata" included classes Annelida, Crustacea, Arachnida and Insecta ("Annelides", "Crustaces", "Arachnides" and "Insectes", in French spelling - see Latteille 1817); however, a class Cirripedia ("Cyrrhopodes", in French spelling) in the Cuvier's book was attributed not to Animalia articulata, but to "Animalia mollusca"; besides this, genera Penicillus, Dentalium and Gordius were erroneously attributed to the class Annelida inside Articulata. One year earlier, M. Blainville (1816) used the same name Atricules (in French spelling) for a wider taxon which included not only arthropods and annelids, but also plathelmints and nemathelmints.