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Nematodes of the order Rhabditida from Andalucía Oriental, Spain. The genus Chiloplacus Thorne, 1937, with description of C. maginensis sp. n. and a key to species

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Five known and one new species of the genus Chiloplacus Thorne, 1937 are studied from natural ecosystems in the SE Iberian Peninsula: C.demani (Thorne, 1925) Thorne, 1937, C. maginensis sp. n., C. minimus (Thorne, 1925) Andrássy, 1959, C. magnus Rashid & Heyns, 1990, C. tenuis Rashid & Heyns, 1990 and C. trilineatus Steiner, 1940. Chiloplacus maginensis sp. n. is characterised by a female body length of 272-345 μm, lateral field starting far anterior near the labial region and with five incisures, lip region with bifurcate labial probolae bearing short prongs, pharyngeal corpus 2.5-3.6 times isthmus length, ovary without flexures posterior to vulva, spermatheca 8-17 μm long, postuterine sac 0.2-0.5 of corresponding body diam. long, female tail conical with rounded terminus (12-20 μm; c´ = 15.0-26.6; c′ = 1.1-1.5), phasmid at 39-48% of tail length. Descriptions, measurements and illustrations, including SEM photographs, are provided for the six species recorded. The diagnosis of Chiloplacus is emended, the nominal species listed and a key provided to those nominal species currently regarded as valid.


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