Nematode

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Roondwirms
Temporal range: Precambrian–Recent [1]
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Caenorhabditis elegans,
a model species of roundworm
Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Clade: Nematoida
Phylum: Nematoda
Diesing, 1861
Classes

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Synonyms
  • Nematodes Burmeister, 1837
  • Nematoidea sensu stricto Cobb, 1919
  • Nemates Cobb, 1919
  • Nemata Cobb, 1919 emend.

The nematodes or roondwirms constitute the phylum Nematoda.[2][3] Thay are a diverse ainimal phylum inhabitin a broad range o environs. Nematode species can be difficult tae distinguish, an awtho ower 25,000 hae been describit,[4][5] o which mair nor hauf are paraseetic, the tot nummer o nematode species haes been estimatit tae be aboot 1 million.[6]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Nematode Fossils". Nematode Fossils [Nematoda]. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2013.
  2. Classification of Animal Parasites
  3. https://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/29/4/734.full.pdf
  4. Hodda, M (2011). "Phylum Nematoda Cobb, 1932. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness". Zootaxa. 3148: 63–95. 
  5. Zhang, Z (2013). "Animal biodiversity: An update of classification and diversity in 2013. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal Biodiversity: An Outline of Higher-level Classification and Survey of Taxonomic Richness (Addenda 2013)". Zootaxa. 3703 (1): 5–11. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3703.1.3. 
  6. Lambshead PJD (1993). "Recent developments in marine benthic biodiversity research". Oceanis. 19 (6): 5–24.