Classification of cephalobids, based on a combination of molecular phylogenies with prior morphological systems

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    Superfamily Cephaloboidea

        Family Cephalobidae
            Genus Acrobeles
            Genus Acrobeloides
            Genus Cervidellus
            Genus Metacrobeles
            Genus Nothacrobeles
            Genus Zeldia
        Family Elaphonematidae
            Genus Acromoldavicus
        Family Osstellidae
            Genus Deficephalobus
        Family Alirhabditidae
        Family Bicirronematidae

This classification is based on the following publications:

Blaxter, M.L., De Ley, P., Garey, J.R., Liu, L.X., Scheldeman, P., Vierstraete, A., Vanfleteren, J.R., Mackey, L.Y., Dorris, M., Frisse, L.M., Vida, J.T. & Thomas, W.K. (1998). A molecular evolutionary framework for the phylum Nematoda. Nature, 392: 71-75.

De Ley, P. & Blaxter, M.L. (2002). Systematic position and phylogeny. In: D.L. Lee (Ed.) The Biology of Nematodes. London, Taylor and Francis, pp. 1-30.

De Ley, P. & Blaxter, M.L. (In press). A new system for Nematoda: combining morphological characters with molecular trees, and translating clades into ranks and taxa. Nematology , - .


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