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Adenophorea Chitwood, 1958 is a paraphyletic group (classis or subclassis) of Nematoda. This taxon included two subordinate taxa: Enoplia and Chromadoria. The name Adenophorea is rarely used in modern literature, because this group is broken up to accommodate phylogeny:


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  • Malakhov, V.V. (1994). Nematodes: structure, development, classification and phylogeny. Smithsonian Institution Press, xii + 286 pp.