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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Cladus: Kinorhyncha
Ordo: Cyclorhagida
Subordo: Protorhagae
Familia: Antygomonidae
Genus: Antygomonas
Species: A. incomitata – A. oreas – A. paulae

Zelinkaderes Nebelsick, 1990

Type-species: Antygomonas incomitata Nebelsick, 1990, by original designation

Nebelsick, M. (1990). Antygomonas incomitata gen. et sp. n. Cyclorhagida, Kinorhyncha and its phylogenetic relationships. Zoologica Scripta 19: 143–152.

Antygomonas is a genus of cyclorhagids. It is the only genus in the family Antygomonidae Adrianov & Malakhov, 1994.[2] Species of Antygomonas are commonly referred to as "mud dragons."


Antygomonas incomitata Nebelsick, 1990[1]
Antygomonas oreas Bauer-Nebelsick, 1996[3]
Antygomonas paulae Sørensen, 2007[4]


Nebelsick, M. (1990). Antygomonas incomitata gen. et sp. n. (Kinorhyncha, Cyclorhagida) and its phylogenic relationships. Zoologica Scripta, 19(2), 143–152.
Adrianov, A. V. & Malakhov, V. V. (1994). Kinorhyncha: structure, development, phylogeny and taxonomy. Moscow: Nauka.
Bauer-Nebelsick, M. (1996). Antygomonas oreas sp. n., a new deep-sea kinorhynch from the Pacific Ocean (Kinorhyncha: Cyclorhagida). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, 98(B), 5–22.

Sørensen, M. V. (2007). A new species of Antygomonas (Kinorhyncha: Cyclorhagida) from the Atlantic coast of Florida, USA. Cahiers de Biologie Marine, 48, 155–168.

Further reading

Müller, M. & Schmidt-Rhaesa, A. (2003). Reconstruction of the muscle system in Antygomonas sp. (Kinorhyncha, Cyclorhagida) by means of phalloidin labeling and cLSM. Journal of Morphology, 265(2), 103–110.
Sørensen, M., Accogli, G. & Hansen, J. (2010). Postembryonic development of Antygomonas incomitata (Kinorhyncha: Cyclorhagida). Journal of Morphological, 271(7), 863–882.

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