Family Diplopeltidae

Rev. 11/27/21

Nematoda

Chromadorea

Chromadoria

Chromadoria

Araeolaimida

Araeolaimoidea

 

Diplopeltidae Filipjev, 1918

 

In some texts Diplopeltidae sensu lato is considered to consist of families Diplopeltidae and Cylindrolaimidae. Some authorities suggest dividing the Diplopeltidae into two subfamilies: Diplopeltinae and Cylindrolaiminae based on the cylindrical buccal cavity of Cylindrolaimus.  However the character also occurs in some of the other genera of the family. Recent texts consider the Diplopeltidae a single family.

 

Characteristics of the Diplopeltidae:

References:

Andrássy, I. 2005.  Free-living Nematodes of Hungary, Vol. I. Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest.

Fonseca, G. and Bezerra, T.N. 2013. Order Araeolaimida De Coninck & Schuurmans Stekhoven, 1933. In Schmidt-Rhaesa (Ed). Handbook of Zoology. De Gruyter. DOI:10.1515/9783110274257.467

 

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