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  Superorder Monhysterica

Order Monhysterida (+ Araeolaimida)

    Suborder Araeolaimina -- North America.
    Suborder Monhysterina -- North America.
    Suborder Linhomoeina

Taxon Information

The Order Monhysterida has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Monhysterida, (Hodda, 2011).
  • Monhysterida, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian, Pacific, Antarctic; 114 species in 14 genera worldwide, 10 Nearctic species in 5 genera] (Abebe et al., 2008).
  • Araeolaimida, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Oriental; 8 species in 1 genus worldwide, 3 Nearctic species] (Abebe et al., 2008).
  • Monhysterida, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Araeolaimida, (De Ley et al., 2006).
  • Monhysterida, (Smith, 2001).
  • Monhysterida, [eastern North America] (Ferris et al., 1973).
  • Araeolaimida, [eastern North America] (Ferris et al., 1973).
  • Monohysterida [sic], (Chitwood & Allen, 1959).


  • 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. [Available online]
  • Abebe, E., W. Decraemer & P. De Ley. 2008. Global diversity of nematodes (Nematoda) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 67-78. [Available online]
  • De Ley, P., W. Decraemer & Eualem-Abebe. 2006. Introduction: Summary of present knowledge and research addressing the ecology and taxonomy of freshwater nematodes. [in] Eualem-Abebe et al. (eds.). Freshwater Nematodes: Ecology and Taxonomy: 3-30.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Nematoda (Roundworms). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 191-215.
  • Ferris, V.R., L.M. Ferris, & J.P. Tjepkema. 1973. Genera of freshwater nematodes (Nematoda) of eastern North America. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Biota of Freshwater Ecosystems Identification Manual 10. 38 pp. [Available online]
  • Chitwood, B.G. & M.W. Allen. 1959. Nemata. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 368-401.

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