Possible Rhigonema specimen,from here.

Belongs within: Secernentea.

The Rhigonematomorpha are a group of nematodes parasitic on millipedes, infecting the posterior gut.

Rhigonematomorpha [Rhigonematida]
| |--RansomnematidaeLB02
| |--HethidaeLB02
| `--Carnoya [Carnoyidae]LB02
| `--C. fimbriataG02
| i. s.: Ichthyocephaloides dasyacanthusG02
| |--Ruizia Travassos & Kloss 1959H02
| |--Glomerinema van Waerebaeke 1985H02
| `--Rhigonema Cobb 1898H02
| |--R. arawakae Hunt 1999H02
| |--R. disparovis van Waerebeke 1991H02
| |--R. madecassumJ02
| |--R. multipapillatum (Skrjabin 1916) [=Isacis multipapillata]H02
| `--R. travassosi Dollfus 1964 (n. d.)H02
|--Zalophora Hunt 1994H02
|--Trachyglossus Hunt 2002H02
| `--*T. quintus Hunt 2002H02
|--Obainia Adamson 1983H02
| `--O. pachnephorusH02
`--Xustrostoma Adamson & van Waerebeke 1984H02
|--X. margarettaeH02
`--X. stenoboliH02

*Type species of generic name indicated


[G02] Gibbons, L. M. 2002. General organisation. In: Lee, D. L. (ed.) The Biology of Nematodes pp. 31–59. Taylor & Francis: Florence (Kentucky).

[H02] Hunt, D. J. 2002. The African Rhigonematoidea (Nematoda: Rhigonematida). 1. Trachyglossus quintus gen. n., sp. n. (Xustrostomatidae fam. n.) with redescription of Rhigonema multipapillatum (Skrjabin, 1916) and designation of a neotype. Nematology 4: 671–686.

[J02] Justine, J.-L. 2002. Male and female gametes and fertilisation. In: Lee, D. L. (ed.) The Biology of Nematodes pp. 73–119. 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).

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