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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Nematoda
Classis: Enoplea
Subclassis: Dorylaimia
Ordo: Dorylaimida
Superfamilia: Dorylaimoidea

Genera: AxonchiumMargollusMesodorylaimus – Nordia (Nematoda) – Paradorylaimus – Tylencholaimellus – ...

Ahmad, W.; Baniyamuddin, M. 2010: Three new and a known species of Tylencholaimoidea (Nematoda: Dorylaimida) from Singapore. Zootaxa, 2505: 51–64. Preview
Pedram, M. et al. 2011: Description of Dorylaimoides alborzicus sp. n. (Dorylaimida: Nematoda) from Iran, with updated compendium and key to the species of Dorylaimoides. Zootaxa, 3022: 58–68. Preview
Pedram, M. et al. 2012: Description of a new species of the rare genus Epacrolaimus Andrássy, 2000 (Dorylaimida, Aporcelaimidae) and new data on male of Paraxonchium laetificans (Andrássy, 1956) Altherr & Loof, 1969 (Dorylaimida, Paraxonchiidae) from Iran. Zootaxa 3327: 53–61. Preview Reference page.
Sen, D.; Chatterjee, A.; Manna, B. 2012: One new and two known species of Dorylaimoidea (Nematoda) from West Bengal, India. Zootaxa, 3258: 46–57. Preview
Tam T. Vu; M. Ciobanu; J. Abolafia; R. Peña-Santiago 2010: Two remarkable new species of the genus Crassolabium Yeates, 1967 from Vietnam (Nematoda: Dorylaimida: Qudsianematidae). Journal of natural history, 44(33-34): 2049–2064. DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2010.481055
Tauheed, U.; Ahmad, W. 2010: Four new species of the genus Mesodorylaimus Andrássy, 1959 (Nematoda: Dorylaimida) from India. Zootaxa, 2642: 19–35. Preview
Yeates, G.W. 1967: Studies on nematodes from dune sands. 6. Dorylaimoidea. New Zealand journal of science, 10: 752–784.
Yeates, G.W. 1979: Nine new Dorylaimida (Nematoda) from the New Zealand region. Nematologica, 25: 419–438.
Yeates, G.W.; Ferris, V.R. 1984: Dorylaimellus egmonti n. sp. (Nematoda: Dorylaimida) from Taranaki, New Zealand. New Zealand journal of zoology, 11: 137–140.

Dorylaimida (dorylaims) is a diverse order of nematodes[1] with both soil and freshwater species.[2]


The order originated with the description of Dorylaimus stagnalis by Dujardin in 1845, and in 1876 De MAn proposed the family Dorylamidae, while Cobb added many other genera and subgenera. In 1927 Filipjev added a subfamily, Dorylaiminae, and by 1934 there were four subfamilies. That was when Thorne raised family Dorylaimidae to superfamily Dorylaimoidea. In 1936 Pearse raised it further to become a suborder of Enoplida, and in 1942 Pearse proposed the current order, Dorylaimida to encompass all of the dorylaim nematodes. Many reorganisations followed. For instance Clark (1961) did not accept Dorylaimida, whereas Goodey (1963) did. Other reclassifications include Jairajpuri (1964, 1969, 1976, 1980, 1983, 1992), Thorne (1964, 1967), Siddiqui (1968, 1983), Andrássy (1969, 1976), and Coomans and Loof (1970). The scheme shown here is that of Jairajpuri (1992), which excludes the mononchs, alaims (Alaimida) and diphtherophorids (Triplonchida).[3]

With the advent of molecular phylogenetic analysis, a further reorganisation has been necessary.[2]

The families of order Dorylaimida are divided into three suborders and a number of superfamilies:[2][3]

Suborder Dorylaimina Pearse, 1942 (Type Suborder)
Superfamily Dorylaimoidea de Man, 1876
Family Actinolaimidae
Family Aporcelaimidae
Family Dorylaimidae
Family Longidoridae
Family Nordiidae
Family Qudsianematidae
Superfamily Belondiroidea Throne, 1939
Family Belondiridae
Superfamily Tylencholaimoidea Filipjev, 1934
Family Aulolaimoididae
Family Leptonchidae
Family Mydonomidae
Family Tylencholaimidae
Suborder Nygolaimina Thorne, 1935
Superfamily Nygolaimoidea
Family Aetholaimidae
Family Nygellidae
Family Nygolaimellidae
Family Nygolaimidae
Suborder Campydorina Jairajpuri, 1983
Superfamily Campydoroidea
Family Campydoroidae


Catalogue of Life: 30 May 2014: Dorylaimida
Lee 2010.

Ahmad & Jairajpuri 1992.


Lee, Donald L, ed. (2010). The biology of nematodes. London: Taylor & Francis. ISBN 978-0415272117. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
Ahmad, Wasim; Jairajpuri, M. Shamim (1992). Dorylaimida : free-living, predaceous and plant-parasitic Nematodes. Leiden: E.J. Brill. ISBN 9004092293. Retrieved 19 December 2014.

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