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Nematodes of the order Dorylaimida from Andalucía Oriental, Spain: Discolaimus Cobb, 1913. 1. Description of two new species

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Two new species of the genus Discolaimus Cobb, 1913 are described from southeastern Spain. D. mariae sp. n. is distinguished by its large size (L = 2.4-3.3 mm), lip region diameter 29-35 μm, odontostyle 23-25 μm, pharyngeal expansion occupying two-thirds of the total neck length, presence of dorsal cell bodies close to cardia, V = 46-53, female genital system didelphicamphidelphic, tail conical with rounded terminus (33-39 μm, c = 72-88, c′ = 0.9-1.0) and with a terminal gap in the inner cuticle, and males absent. D. labiatus sp. n. is characterised by being medium sized (L = 0.99-1.20 mm), lip region diameter 14-17 μm wide, labial disc with no radial but six longitudinal grooves, inner (perioral) labial portion forming well developed liplets, odontostyle 10.0-12.5 μm, vulva relatively anterior (V = 39-43), female tail conical with rounded terminus (26-27 μm, c = 37-46, c′ = 1.5-1.7), and male unknown. Scanning electron microscope observations of the species are also presented.


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