Diplogaster sp., copyright Astrid Beyer.

Belongs within: Secernentea.
Contains: Rhabditoidea, Strongyloidea, Cylindrocorporidae.

The Rhabditina is a group of nematodes including both free-living and animal-parasitic forms. Possible synapomorphies of the group include the presence of a bursa with rays in the male, and a short muscular part to the stegostom, consisting of less than four muscle sets in at least the juvenile stages (Ley & Blaxter 2002).

    |  i. s.: RhabditoidesLB02
    |         Rhitis inermiformisRK91
    |--Bunonematomorpha [Bunonematoidea]LB02
    |    |--Bunonema [Bunonematidae]LB02
    |    `--PterygorhabditidaeLB02
    |    |  i. s.: CarabonematidaeLB02
    |    |         AgfidaeLB02
    |    |--RhabditoideaLB02
    |    |--StrongyloideaLB02
    |    `--MesorhabditoideaLB02
    |         |--MesorhabditisBG-M11 [MesorhabditidaeLB02]
    |         |    |--M. longespiculosaBG-M11
    |         |    `--M. miotkiBG-M11
    |         `--Pelodera [Peloderidae]LB02
    |              |--P. coarctataL02b
    |              |--P. strongyloidesL02b
    |              `--P. teresL02b
    `--Diplogasteromorpha [Diplogasterida]LB02
         |  i. s.: EudiplogasterMM02
         |           |--E. aphodiiMM02
         |           `--E. paramatusL02a
         |         Tylopharynx [incl. Chitonotylenchoides Arias & Jiménez-Millán 1968 (n. n.)]S00
         |--Odontopharyngidae [Odontopharyngoidea]LB02
              |--Longibucca Chitwood 1933 [Longibuccidae]PJ03
              |    |--*L. vivipara Chitwood 1933PJ03
              |    `--L. lasiura McIntosh & Chitwood 1934 [incl. L. eptesica Elsea 1953]PJ03
                   |--Pristionchus pacificusH02
                        |--D. aerivoraG02
                        |--D. longicaudaH02
                        |--D. minorG02
                        `--D. robustusG02
Nomen nudum: Chitinotylenchoides mediterraneus Arias & Jiménez-Millán 1968S00

*Type species of generic name indicated


[BG-M11] Borgonie, G., A. García-Moyano, D. Litthauer, W. Bert, A. Bester, E. van Heerden, C. Möller, M. Erasmus & T. C. Onstott. 2011. Nematoda from the terrestrial deep subsurface of South Africa. Nature 474: 79–82.

[G02] Gems, D. 2002. Ageing. In: Lee, D. L. (ed.) The Biology of Nematodes pp. 413–455. Taylor & Francis: Florence (Kentucky).

[H02] Hope, I. A. 2002. Embryology, developmental biology and the genome. In: Lee, D. L. (ed.) The Biology of Nematodes pp. 121–145. Taylor & Francis: Florence (Kentucky).

[L02a] Lee, D. L. 2002a. Life cycles. In: Lee, D. L. (ed.) The Biology of Nematodes pp. 61–72. Taylor & Francis: Florence (Kentucky).

[L02b] Lee, D. L. 2002b. Behaviour. In: Lee, D. L. (ed.) The Biology of Nematodes pp. 369–387. Taylor & Francis: Florence (Kentucky).

[LB02] Ley, P. de, & M. Blaxter. 2002. Systematic position and phylogeny. In: Lee, D. L. (ed.) The Biology of Nematodes pp. 1–30. Taylor & Francis: Florence (Kentucky).

[MM02] Munn, E. A., & P. D. Munn. 2002. Feeding and digestion. In: Lee, D. L. (ed.) The Biology of Nematodes pp. 211–232. Taylor & Francis: Florence (Kentucky).

[P92] Poinar, G. O., Jr. 1992. Life in Amber. Stanford University Press: Stanford.

[PJ03] Poinar, G. O., T. A. Jackson, N. L. Bell & M. B. Wahid. 2003. Cylindrocorpus inevectus sp. n. associated with the oil palm weevil, Elaeidobius kamerunicus (Faust) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), with a synopsis of the family Cylindrocorporidae and establishment of Longibuccidae n. fam. (Diplogastroidea: Nematoda). Nematology 5 (2): 183–190.

[RK91] Royce, L. A., & G. W. Krantz. 1991. A new rearing method for nematophagous mites. In: Dusbábek, F., & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 2 pp. 619–622. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[S00] Siddiqi, M. R. 2000. Tylenchida: Parasites of plants and insects 2nd ed. CABI Publishing: Wallingford (UK).

[WK90] Walter, D. E., & D. T. Kaplan. 1990. Antagonists of plant-parasitic nematodes in Florida citrus. Journal of Nematology 22 (4): 567–573.

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