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Published: 2021-05-28
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Papers published in Zootaxa concerning Nematoda from 2001 to 2020

Australian National Insect Collection, CSIRO, GPO Box 1700 Canberra ACT 2601 Australia.
Nematoda authorship bibliometrics


In the first twenty years of the publication of Zootaxa, nearly 500 papers on nematodes have been published, ranging from complete classifications of the entire phylum to single species descriptions, revisions, catalogues and faunal checklists. In terms of species descriptions, this has represented a substantial and increasing proportion of all descriptions of new nematode species. A total of 488 authors have published, with over 20 authors contributing at a rate of more than one paper every two years.



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    Hodda, M. (2021b) Phylum Nematoda: feeding habits for all valid genera using a new, universal scheme encompassing the entire phylum, with descriptions of morphological characteristics of the stoma, a key, discussion of evidence for trophic relationships. Zootaxa, XXXX, XXX–XXX.

    Hodda, M (2021c) Phylum Nematoda: trends in species descriptions, the documentation of diversity, systematics, and the species concept. Zootaxa, XXXX, XXX–XXX.

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    Kaisa, T.R. (2003) Redescription of Bursaphelenchus talonus (Thorne, 1935) Massey, 1956 (Nematoda: Parasitaphelenchidae) and designation of lectotypes. Zootaxa, 269, 1–7.

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    Lambshead, P.J.D. (1986) Sub-catastrophic sewage and industrial waste contamination as revealed by marine nematode faunal analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 29, 247–260.

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    Yeates, G.W., Ferris, H., Moens, T. & van der Putten, W. (2009) The role of nematodes in ecosystems. In: Wilson, M. & Kakouli Duarte, T. (eds) Nematodes as Environmental Indicators. CABI, Wallingford UK, pp. 1–44.

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