Paractinolaimus proximus




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Paractinolaimus proximus (Yeates, 1973) Vinciguerra & Coomans, 1991


Hexactinolaimus aneityi (Yeates, 1973) Vinciguerra & Coomans, 1991

Neoactinolaimus proximus (Yeates, 1973) Vinciguerra & Coomans, 1991

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  Categorized by Yeates et al., 1993 as a predator and omnivore.   

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

Eveleigh, E.S. 1982. Two new species of Paractinolaimus Meyl, 1957 (Nematoda: Paractinolaimidae) from the Mackenzie and Porcupine river systems, Northwest Territories, Canada. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 60:158-164.

Vinciguerra, M.T. 2006. Dorylaimida Part ii. In Abebe, E., Andrassy, I. Traunspurger, W. Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and Taxonomy.

Vinciguerra, M.T., Clausi, M., Orselli, L., 2013. Description of a new species of Paractinolaimus Meyl, 1957 (Dorylaimida: Nematoda) and a compendium of all the nominal species of the genus. J. Nematode Morphology and Systematics 26:49-57.

Vinciguerra, M.T and Coomans, A. 1991. Hexactinolaimus Yeates, 1973, a junior synonym of Paractinolaimus (Meyl, 1957. and a revised clasification of Actinolaimidae (Nematoda: Dorylaimida)  Revue Nematol. 14:589-596.

Yeates, G.W. 1973. Taxonomy of some soil nematodes from the New Hebrides. New Zeland J. Sci (1972) 15:673-397

Yeates, G.W., T. Bongers, R. G. M. De Goede, D. W. Freckman, and S. S. Georgieva. 1993. Feeding habits in soil nematode families and genera—An outline for soil ecologists. Journal of Nematology 25:315-331


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