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Rotifera or Rotatoria?

  • Claudia Ricci
Conference paper
Part of the Developments in Hydrobiology book series (DIHY, volume 14)

Abstract

Some students use the scientific term Rotatoria, others the term Rotifera. Why this confusion? If, as suggested by Blackwelder (1967), the priority rule of nomenclature can also be transferred to taxa higher than family, one of the two words is likely to be incorrect and therefore it should be deleted.

Keywords

rotifers Rotatoria nomenclatuur history 

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© Dr W. Junk Publishers, The Hague 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Claudia Ricci
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratorio di EcologiaDipartimento di BiologiaMilanoItaly

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