Unknown Phylum. Any suggestions?

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:oops: well, that's why I'm an ignorant computer scientist who just dabbles in biology... Interesting, though... I guess I don't have any books that cover the rationale behind the intermediate-level groups... any recommendations? Or should I just read TOLweb and/or ask naive questions on TONMO? :boohoo: I guess this is a semi-useful reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_classification

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Mark hit the nail on the head; towards the end of that link you'll find the attached table (copied). There are several supraspecific categories in there that even I have not heard of (everything below family, above genus ... , although I lose no sleep over this (change is to be expected; otherwise we'd all be rubbing sticks together to create fire)).
 

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Thank You guys! Looks like some of the endings used below Superfamily are used for some groups above Superfamily. Is it OK to have duplicate endings?

eg.

Coleoidea, Ammonoidea, Nautiloidea = Subclass' of Class Cephalopoda, the same ending as Superfamily on the chart.

Ammonitina, Ancyloceratina, Phylloceratina = Suborders of Order Ammonitida, the same ending as Subtribe on the chart.

Will I be renaming all the names in my database in the near future? :roll:

Not that subtribe or some of those others below Subfamily are used extensively in cephalopod literature, but still... you may not, but I may loose some shut-eye over this. :wink: (maybe 3 winks)
 

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It doesn't appear to be as consistent for animals Kevin; I wouldn't lose any winks over it at all. Cheers
 
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Unknown Phylum. Any suggestions?

WOW!! I just spent over 45mins reading this entire thread! I must admit that was quite interesting..! And.... I need coffee :sleeping: and I definitely need to start my Masters ASAP so that I can answer questions relating to some unknown species (cephalopod or not) popping up to the pelagic out of the possible depths...:roll: yup yup!
 

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:welcome: Cephalopodia. This was an interesting thread indeed; there are many more like it. I hope that we see you around more often.
 
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Cheers Steve!! I'm sure I'll learn heaps from this website.:biggrin2: I just looked at your signature and a reference to Neptune- the funny part is I had a cat whom we named as Neptune just because we live on a boat and he was our kitten(a yr ago) and he used to roam around as if he owned the place!!:roflmao:

Anyhow, back to reading other interesting threads on here:roll:
 

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Cephalopodia;105799 said:
WOW!! I just spent over 45mins reading this entire thread! I must admit that was quite interesting..! And.... I need coffee :sleeping: and I definitely need to start my Masters ASAP so that I can answer questions relating to some unknown species (cephalopod or not) popping up to the pelagic out of the possible depths...:roll: yup yup!
:welcome: to TONMO... I wish we saw enough interesting critters come up from the deep that this thread had more frequent activity!
 

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