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Ascaridida (Nematodes)

Wikipedia Abstract

The order Ascaridida includes several families of parasitic roundworms with three "lips" on the anterior end. They were formerly placed in the subclass Rhabditia by some, but morphological and DNA sequence data rather unequivocally assign them to the Spiruria. The Oxyurida and Rhigonematida are occasionally placed in the Ascaridida as superfamily Oxyuroidea, but while they seem indeed to be Spiruria, they are not as close to Ascaris as such a treatment would place them.These "worms" contain a number of important parasites of humans and domestic animals. Important families include:
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Anisakidae (Nematode) (196)
Ascarididae (124)
Ascaridiidae (Nematode) (25)
Cosmocercidae (86)
Crossophoridae (2)
Cucullanidae (Nematode) (180)
Heterakidae (57)
Kiwinematidae (2)
Maupasinidae (Nematode) (2)
Oxyuridae (Nematode) (183)
Soboliphymatidae (4)
Toxocaridae (Nematode) (34)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0