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Neuhaus (2013, pp. 273, 276): "Bütschli (1876) is cited (e.g., Higgins 1971) to have established the ?rst family name of Kinorhyncha, Echinoderidae, but this is probably based on a misunderstanding of the German language. Bütschli (1876: p. 390 ff.) mentions species of Echinoderes as “die Echinoderen”, which is simply the Germanized plural of the genus’s name. The correct Germanized family name would have been “die Echinoderiden” – which is actually the name used ?rst by Zelinka (1894). Therefore, the latter publication becomes the birth place of the family Echinoderidae."
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Neuhaus, B. (2013). 5. Kinorhyncha (= Echinodera). In: Schmidt-Rhaesa, A. (Ed.), Handbook of Zoology, Gastrotricha, Cycloneuralia and Gnathifera, Volume 1: Nematomorpha, Priapulida, Kinorhyncha, Loricifera. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin,. pp. 181-348.
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