A taxonomic suborder.
The Suborder Spirurina is a member of the Order Spirurida. Here is the complete "parentage" of Spirurina:
- Domain: Eukaryota
- Kingdom: Animalia
C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
- Subkingdom: Bilateria
(Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Branch: Protostomia Grobben, 1908 - protostomes
- Subkingdom: Bilateria (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Kingdom: Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
The Suborder Spirurina is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (16): Acuariidae · Aproctidae · Creagrocercidae · Drilonematidae · Filariidae · Gnathostomatidae · Hedruridae · Homungellidae · Mesidionematidae · Physalopteridae · Scolecophilidae · Setariidae · Spiruridae · Tetrameridae · Thelaziidae · Ungellidae
Acuariidae is a family of spirurian nematodes. Like all nematodes, they have neither a circulatory nor a respiratory system. They are the only family in superfamily Acuarioidea, and number about 40 genera and 300 species, most of which are parasites of birds.. [more]
Spiruridae is family of nematodes in the order Spirurida. An unidentified parasitic larval member of this family has been recorded in the marsh rice rat (Oryzomys palustris) in a salt marsh at Cedar Key, Florida, and also in fiddler crabs (Uca) there; it is perhaps a bird parasite that does not reach maturity in the rice rat. [more]
Thelaziidae is a family of spirurian nematodes, which form the mid-sized lineage of the superfamily Thelazioidea. Like all nematodes, they have neither a circulatory nor a respiratory system. [more]
More info about the Family Ungellidae may be found here.
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