Family Aporcelaimidae

Revised 12/16/23

Aporcelaimidae Heyns, 1965

Type species of the family: Dorylaimus superbus de Man, 1880 = Aporcelaimus superbus (de Man, 1880) Goodey, 1951

Sources:  Heyns (1965), Andrássy (2001; 2009)

Four subfamilies recognized (Andrassy, 2009b)

 Pena-Santiago and Varela-Benavides (2018) there is some doubt regarding the classification of Aporcelinus under Aporcelaimidae, as originally proposed, because molecular genetic analysis shows a tentative closer (but not highly supported) relationship with Allodorylaimus, a member of the family Qudsianematidae


Heyns, J. 1965.  On the morphology and taxonomy of the Aporcelaimidae, a new family of dorylaimoid nematodes.  Entomology Memoirs 10: Dept. Agric. and Tech Services, Republic of South Africa.

Andrassy, I. 2001. A taxonomic review of the genera Aporcelaimus Thorne & Swanger, 1936 and Metapoorcelaimus Lordello, 1965 (Nematoda, Aporcelaimidae) Opusc Zool Budapest 33:7-47.

Andrássy, I. 2009. Free-living Nematodes of Hungary III.  Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. 608p.

Andrassy, I. 2009b. Another species of the genus Aporcelinus Andrássy, 2009 (Nematoda: Dorylaimida) Opusc. Zool. Budapest 40:99-102.

Pena-Santiago, R. and Varela-Benavides, I. 2018. Phylogeny of the genus Aporcelinus Andrássy, 2009 (Nematoda: Dorylaimida: Aporcelaimidae) with description of two new species from Costa Rica. J Zool Syst Evol Res. 57::240-257.

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