Family: Odontopharyngidae

 Rev: 10/06/2021



          Odontopharyngidae (?) Andrassy


Modern Phylogenies:

The superfamily Odontopharyngoidea is placed within the suborder Rhabditina of the order Rhabditida by DeLey and Blaxter (2002, 2004) and DeLey et al. (2006).


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Morphology and Anatomy:

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Anterior of Odontopharynx longcaudata

Photo by J. Chitamber





Andassy, I. (2005) Free-living Nematodes of Hungary, Part I. (Nematoda errantia). Hungarian Natural History Museum 518p.

Chitambar, J.J., Noffsinger, E.M. 1989. Taxonomy and postembryonic stages of the nematode predator Odontopharynx longicaudata de Man, 1912 (Diplogasterida). J. Nematology, 21:189-201.

De Ley, P. and Blaxter. M. 2002.  Systematic position and phylogeny.  In:  D. L. Lee (ed) The Biology of Nematodes.

De Ley, P. and Blaxter. M. 2004.  A new system for Nematoda: combining morphological characters with molecular trees, and translating clades into ranks and taxa.  Nematology Monographs and Perspectives, 2004: 633-653.

De Ley, P., Decraemer, W. & Eyualem-Abebe. (2006). Introduction, summary of present knowledge and research addressing the ecology and taxonomy of freshwater nematodes. Pp 3-30 in Eyualem-Abebe, Andrássy, I. & Traunspurger, W. (Eds). Freshwater Nematodes, Ecology and Taxonomy. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK.


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