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Kajihara H, Chernyshev AV, Sun S-C, Sundberg P, Crandall FB. 2008. Checklist of nemertean genera and species (Nemertea) published between 1995 and 2007. Spec Diver. 13:245–274.
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Between the years 1995 and 2007, 48 nominal genera and 128 nominal species of nemerteans were established worldwide. During this period, taxonomic changes such as synonymization, alteration of affiliation to higher taxa, and resurrection of formerly invalid names were made for 26 genera and 69 species. The nominal genera and species established between 1995 and 2007, as well as the taxonomic changes made at the genus and species level, are listed here with their original citations. The type depositories for the nominal species established since 1995 are also mentioned. In total, 285 genera and 1275 species are currently recognized as valid in the phylum Nemertea. Their distribution among higher taxa is as follows: Palaeonemertea (12 genera, 110species), Pilidiophora (101, 450), Monostilifera (116, 570), Reptantia (15, 46), and Pelagica (40, 98), in addition to one species in a monotypic genus, the higher taxonomic affinities of which are uncertain. Two taxonomic and one nomenclatural changes are proposed herein: Sundbergia Gibson, 2002 and Tetramys Iwata, 1957 are tentatively transferred from the Palaeonemertea to the Pilidiophora, and Polydendrorhynchus Yin and Zeng,1986 is substituted for Dendrorhynchus Yin and Zeng, 1985 to avoid homonymy with Dendrorhynchus Keilin, 1920 (Protozoa: Apicomplexa: Gregarinea); the latter results a new combination Polydendrorhynchus zhanjiangensis (Yin and Zeng, 1984).
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