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New and Known Species of Xiphinema (Nematoda: Longidoridae) From Kenya

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This first report on a collection of Xiphinema species from Kenya deals with three species. Xiphinema mwanzianum n. sp. is closest to X. paritaliae but differs in vulva position, body length, stylet length, sexual dimorphism in tail shape and structure of Z-differentiation. It is also compared with X. elongatum, X. savanicola, X. rarum and X. pongolense. Xiphinema simpliciforme n. sp. is compared with X. simplex and X. parasimplex, from both of which it can be differentiated by body size and tail shape. X. elongatum is also reported and briefly discussed.

Affiliations: 1: )Universiteit Gent, Instituut voor Dierkunde, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, 9000 Gent, Belgium; 2: )Departement Dierkunde, R.A.U., Posbus 524, Auckland Park 2006, South Africa


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