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Description of new and known species of the rare nematode genera Qudsiella Jairajpuri, 1967 and Swangeria Thorne, 1939 (Belondiridae: Dorylaimida)

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Two new and a known species of the rare genera Qudsiella and Swangeria are described and illustrated. Qudsiella tropica sp. n. is characterised by having a 1.3-1.5 mm long body, a rounded lip region continuous with the body, 3 μm long odontostyle with distinct lumen and aperture, vulva located at 40-42% from anterior end, long filiform tail, 26-30 μm long spicules and three or four regularly spaced ventromedian supplements. Qudsiella gracilis is redescribed based on specimens collected from India, Japan and Nicaragua. Swangeria longicauda sp. n. is characterised by a 1.2-1.3 mm long body, truncate lip region continuous with the body, 2.5-3 μm long attenuated odontostyle, expanded part of pharynx occupying ca 34-35% of total neck length and long filiform tail. The diagnosis of each genus is emended.

Affiliations: 1: Section of Nematology, Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202 002, India;, Email:; 2: Section of Nematology, Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202 002, India


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