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Title: Thelazioidea  
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Subject: Spirurida, Thelaziidae, Thelazia callipaeda
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
(unranked): Bilateria
Phylum: Nematoda
Class: Secernentea
Subclass: Spiruria
Order: Spirurida
Superfamily: Thelazioidea

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Thelazioidea is a superfamily of spirurian nematodes in the large order Spirurida. Like all nematodes, they have neither a circulatory nor a respiratory system.

Among the families placed here, only the Rhabdochonidae are notably diverse. though none is considered to be monotypic Consequently, the Thelazioidea are among the mid-sized superfamilies of Spirurida.

Trichospirura aethiopica Bain & Junker, 2013,[1] an example of Rhabdochonidae

The families of the Thelazioidea are:


  1. ^ Bain, O.; Junker, K. (2013). (Rodentia: Muridae) in Gabon, first record of the genus in the Ethiopian Realm"Malacomys longipes n. sp. (Nematoda: Rhabdochonidae) from Trichospirura aethiopica". Parasite 20: 4. PMC 3718528. PMID 23369432. doi:10.1051/parasite/2012004. 

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