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Table 2

State of character “presence of lateral microtubules in principal region of spermatozoon” in families of the Polyopisthocotylea. A comparison between the state used in Boeger & Kritsky (2001)’s phylogeny [14] and the actual information which was available at that time (see Table 1) and current information after present paper.

Family State in Boeger & Kritsky, 2001, Appendix 10.2 Actual information (according to Table 1) Comments Current information (according to present paper)
Polystomatidae 1 0 or 1 over-generalization  
Sphyranuridae 1 dubious over-generalization  
Chimaericolidae 1 unknown over-generalization state = 0
Diclybothriidae 1 unknown over-generalization  
Hexabothriidae 1 dubious over-generalization state = 0
Pterinotrematidae 1 0 error  
Mazocraeidae 1 1 confirmed  
Hexostomatidae 1 1 confirmed  
Plectanocotylidae 1 1 confirmed  
Mazoplectidae 1 unknown over-generalization  
Discocotylidae 1 1 confirmed  
Diplozoidae 1 1 homology uncertain − different sperm structure  
Diclidophoridae 1 1 confirmed  
Anthocotylidae 1 unknown over-generalization  
Gastrocotylidae 1 1 confirmed  
Chauhaneidae 1 1 confirmed  
Protomicrocotylidae 1 1 confirmed  
Gotocotylidae 1 1 confirmed  
Microcotylidae 1 1 several genera and species − confirmed in all  
Heteraxinidae 1 1 confirmed  
Allopyragraphoridae 1 unknown over-generalization  
Diplasiocotylidae 1 unknown over-generalization  
Axinidae 1 0 error  
Pyragraphoridae 1 1 confirmed  
Montschadskyellidae ? unknown absence of information confirmed  
Pseudodiclidophoridae 1 unknown over-generalization  
Neothoracotylidae 1 unknown over-generalization  
Bychowskycotylidae 1 unknown over-generalization  
Allodiscocotylidae 1 unknown over-generalization  
Rhinecotylidae 1 unknown over-generalization  
Heteromicrocotylidae 1 unknown over-generalization  
Octomacridae 1 1 confirmed  
Pseudomazocraeidae 1 1 confirmed  

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