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Octopoda (octopus)

Cephalopoda - Octopoda

Taxonomy
Octopoda was named by Leach (1818) [m. kosnik taxon no: 7247]. It is extant.

It was assigned to Octobrachia by Doyle et al. (1994); to Cephalopoda by Sepkoski (2002); to Coleoidea by Wells and Houston (2001) and Martill and Barker (2006); and to Vampyropoda by Fuchs et al. (2008).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1818Octopoda Leach
1994Octopoda Doyle et al. p. 7
2001Octopoda Wells and Houston p. 137
2002Octopida Sepkoski, Jr.
2006Octopoda Martill and Barker p. 1036
2008Octopoda Fuchs et al. p. 1131

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Spiralia
Schizocoela
RankNameAuthor
phylumMollusca
classCephalopodaCuvier 1797
subclassColeoideaBather 1888
orderOctopodaLeach 1818
orderOctopodaLeach 1818

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available