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Metacrobeles Tessella Tus Sp. N., Second Species of a Rare Genus (Nematoda: Rhabditida)

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Metacrobeles tessellatus sp. n. is described from Cambérène, Senegal, Africa. It is easily differentiated from the type species M. togoensis Loof, 1962 by the tessellated cuticle, the longer cephalic probolae and the nerve ring and excretory pore situated at the base of the procorpus. A thorough morphological study was made of whole and cross-sectioned specimens, both with light microscope and S.E.M. The definition of the genus is emended and its taxonomic position in relation to other cephalobids discussed.

Affiliations: 1: Laboratorium voor Morfologic en Systematiek der Dieren, Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Gent, Belgium


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