Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Validation of Rhabditolaimus Fuchs, 1914 (Nematoda: Diplogastridae) supported by integrative taxonomic evidence

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

For more content, see Nematologica.

Rhabditolaimus leuckarti, type species of Rhabditolaimus, was isolated from its type host, Hylobius abietis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), at several locations in central Europe. The position of the species among other diplogastrid nematodes was revised using morphological characters and molecular phylogenetic analysis. The revealed common apomorphic features and the inferred evolutionary tree strongly indicates a close relationship between R. leuckarti and Myctolaimus. Our findings suggest that the historical classifications do not reflect the natural relationships of some diplogastrid taxa. Therefore, we reject all previous synonymisations of Rhabditolaimus and consider it to be valid within the Diplogastridae. Five species are transferred from Diplogasteroides to Rhabditolaimus. Myctolaimus sensu lato is regarded as a junior synonym of Rhabditolaimus and the following new combinations are proposed: R. anoplophorae comb. n., R. carolinensis comb. n., R. curzii comb. n., R. dendrophilus comb. n., R. erectus comb. n., R. goodeyi comb. n., R. inevectus, comb. n., R. kishtwarensis comb. n., R. macrolaimus comb. n., R. nacogdochensis comb. n., R. neolongistoma comb. n., R. pellucidus comb. n., R. platypi comb. n., R. rifflei comb. n., R. robiniae comb. n., R. ulmi comb. n., R. vitautasi comb. n., R. walkeri comb. n. and R. zamithi comb. n.

Affiliations: 1: Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Department Evolutionary Biology, Spemannstr. 37-39, 72076 Tübingen, Germany


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Nematology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation