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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Xenacoelomorpha
Subphylum: Acoelomorpha
Classis: Acoela
Familia: Childiidae
Genus: Childia

Childia Graff, 1910

Paraphanostoma Westblad, 1942 [syn. Tekle et al. (2005)]


Nilsson, K.S.; Wallberg, A.; Jondelius, U. 2011: New species of Acoela from the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, and the South Pacific. Zootaxa, 2867: 1–31. Preview PDF
Tekle, Y.I.; Raikova, O.I.; Ahmadzadeh, A.; Jondelius, U. 2005: Revision of the Childiidae (Acoela), a total evidence approach in reconstructing the phylogeny of acoels with reversed muscle layers. Journal of zoological systematics & evolutionary research, 43 (1): 72–90.

Childia is a genus of acoels in the family Mecynostomidae.

Contains the following species:

Childia aculifera Nilsson, Wallberg & Jondelius, 2011[1]
Childia brachyposthium (Westblad 1942)
Childia crassum (Westblad 1942)
Childia curinii Nilsson, Wallberg & Jondelius, 2011[1]
Childia cycloposthium (Westblad 1942)
Childia dubium (Westblad 1942)
Childia etium (Marcus 1954)
Childia gracilis (Westblad 1945)
Childia groenlandica (Levinsen, 1879)
Childia leptoposthium (Riedl 1956)
Childia macroposthium (Steinböck, 1931)
Childia submaculatum (Westblad 1942)
Childia trianguliferum (Westblad 1942)
Childia vivipara Tekle, Raikova & Jondelius, 2006
Childia westbladi (Marcus 1950)


Nilsson, K.S., Wallberg, A., & Jondelius, U. (2011). "New species of Acoela from the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, and the South Pacific." Zootaxa 2867: 1-31.

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