World Database of Nematodes

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Ascaridoidea Baird, 1853

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  1. Family Acanthocheilidae Wülker, 1929
  2. Family Anisakidae Railliet & Henry, 1912
  3. Family Ascarididae Baird, 1853
  4. Family Heterocheilidae Railliet & Henry, 1915
  5. Family Raphidascarididae Hartwich, 1954
  6. Genus Agamascaris Steiner, 1924 (uncertain > nomen dubium)
  7. Genus Agamonema Diesing, 1851 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum, Not a true genus)
  8. Genus Amphicaecum Walton, 1927 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
  9. Genus Paracanthocheilus Kreis, 1952 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Nemys eds. (2024). Nemys: World Database of Nematodes. Ascaridoidea Baird, 1853. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: on 2024-06-15
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taxonomy source De Ley, P.; Blaxter, M. L. (2004). A new system for Nematoda: combining morphological characters with molecular trees, and translating clades into ranks and taxa. <em>Nematology Monographs & Perspectives - Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of Nematology 8 - 13 June 2002, Tenerife, Spain.</em> 2: 633-653. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

taxonomy source Li, L.; Lü, L.; Nadler, S. A.; Gibson, D. I.; Zhang, L.-P.; Chen, H.-X.; Zhao, W.-T.; Guo, Y.-N. (2018). Molecular Phylogeny and Dating Reveal a Terrestrial Origin in the Early Carboniferous for Ascaridoid Nematodes. <em>Systematic Biology.</em> , available online at [details]   

taxonomy source Han, L.; Yang, Y.; Li, H.; Zhou, X.; Zhou, M.; Liu, T.; Lu, Y.; Wang, Q.; Yang, S.; Shi, M.; Li, X.; Du, S.; Guan, C.; Zhang, Y.; Guo, W.; Wang, J.; Chai, H.; Lan, T.; Liu, H.; Liu, Q.; Sun, H.; Hou, Z. (2022). Gene rearrangements in the mitochondrial genome of ten ascaris species and phylogenetic implications for Ascaridoidea and Heterakoidea families. <em>International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.</em> 221: 1394-1403., available online at [details]   

basis of record Anderson, R. C.; Chabaud, A. G.; Willmott, S. (1974). CIH Keys to the nematode parasites of vertebrates. i-x. [details]   


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