Identification of the Heteroderids

  • James G. Baldwin
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 7)


Taxonomy of Heteroderinae Luc et al. (Heteroderidae sensu lato) is changing rapidly with descriptions of many new species and genera in recent years (Table 1). Contrasting approaches to classification and disagreement of synonymies are reflected in systematics of Wouts (1985), Siddiqi (1986). and Luc et al. (1988). These frequent changes and general instability of systematics contribute to identification difficulties, especially for non-specialists. One result of controversial and rapidly changing classifications is that it becomes practical and convenient to use terms that describe discrete groups but that have no taxonomie standing. For example we commonly speak and write of “heteroderids” or “ataloderines” (Table 1).


Plant Parasitic Nematode Transformation Series Gland Region Oesophageal Gland Spicule Length 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James G. Baldwin
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  1. 1.Department of NematologyUniversity of CaliforniaRiversideUSA

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