A generic revision of the Phallodrilinae (Oligochaeta, Tubificidae)

  title={A generic revision of the Phallodrilinae (Oligochaeta, Tubificidae)},
  author={Christer Ers{\'e}us},
  journal={Zoologica Scripta},
  • C. Erséus
  • Published 1 January 1992
  • Biology
  • Zoologica Scripta
The generic classification of the subfamily Phallodrilinae (with a total of 252 species) is revised according to phylogenetic principles. Morphological character patterns are assessed under the principle of maximum parsimony, but due to the poor resolution and instability in the resulting cladograms, the analysis is supplemented with intuitive weighting of synapomorphic similarities. Thirty‐one genera are recognized. The former definition of the type genus Phallodrilus Picrantoni, 1902, is… 
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