Redescription of Placodira lobata Thorne, 1937 (Rhabditida: Cephalobidae) with a discussion of the systematic position of the genus

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A population of Placodira lobata from the USA is described using both light and scanning electron microscopy and compared with the descriptions of the type specimens of the same species. The phylogenetic relationships of the species are inferred from molecular data and places P. lobata in a clade that unites genera with mostly simple morphology of the labial region, like Cephalobus, Acrobeloides, Heterocephalobellus and Metacrobeles, but also includes species of Zeldia and Chiloplacus.

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