Eophasma jurasicum




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Superfamily Desnoscolecoidea
       Eophasma jurasicum  Arduini, Pinna & Terruzi, 1983

Type species of the genus Eophasma Arduini, Pinna & Terruzi, 1983

A fossil free-living marine nematode

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Ref: Decraemer and Rho, 2013.  





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Reported as a fossil from the Mesozoic (Arduini et al., 1983; Poinar, 2011)

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Free-living marine nematodes

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Ardini, P., Pinna, G., Terruzi, G. 1983. Eophasma jurasicum n.g. n.sp., a new fossil nematode os tyhe Sinemurian of Osteno in Lombardy. Atti. della Soc. Ital. Sci. Natural. e del Museo Civico di Storia Natural di Milano 124:61-64.

Decraemer, W. and Rho, H.S. 2013. Order Desmosdcolecida. Handbook of Zoology Gastrocticha, Cycloneuralia, Gnatifera. Volume 2: Nematoda

Poinar, G.O. 2011. The Evolutionary History of Nematodes as Revealed in Stone, Amber and Mummies.Nematology Monographs and Perspective 9.

Poinar, G.O., Hunt, D.J., Perry, R.N. 2011. Nematodes from the Mesozoic. Nematology Monographs and Perspectives 9:27-52.


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