Phylogenetic relationships of the Acanthocephala inferred from 18S ribosomal DNA sequences.

Abstract

Phylogenetic relationships within the Acanthocephala have remained unresolved. Past systematic efforts have focused on creating classifications with little consideration of phylogenetic methods. The Acanthocephala are currently divided into three major taxonomic groups: Archiacanthocephala, Palaeacanthocephala, and Eoacanthocephala. These groups are… (More)

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