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Balanus amphitrite or Amphibalanus amphitrite? A note on barnacle nomenclature
Claire, A.S.; Høeg, J.T. (2008). Balanus amphitrite or Amphibalanus amphitrite? A note on barnacle nomenclature. Biofouling (Print) 24(1): 55-57. dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927010701830194
In: Biofouling. Taylor & Francis: London. ISSN 0892-7014, more
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Keywords
    Systematics; Taxonomy; Amphibalanus amphitrite (Darwin, 1854) [WoRMS]; Balanus amphitrite Darwin, 1854 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Claire, A.S.
  • Høeg, J.T.

Abstract
    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

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