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System of Families of Enoplan Nemerteans of the Order Eumonostilifera (Nemertea: Enopla)


The paper is a review of the family-level classifications of the order Eumonostilifera. The elaboration of a phylogenetic system of Eumonostilifera is not yet possible. Some new groups, presumably monophyletic, have been distinguished, which are considered to be of a family rank (Neesiidae fam. n., Sacconemertidae stat. n., Zygonemertidae fam. n., Prostomatidae, Acteonemertidae fam. n., and Potamonemertidae fam. n.). The proposed system is a typological one; however, it can be used as a basis for further taxonomical and phylogenetic studies.

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Chernyshev, A.V. System of Families of Enoplan Nemerteans of the Order Eumonostilifera (Nemertea: Enopla). Russ J Mar Biol 31, S27–S33 (2005).

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