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Studies On the Genus Proleptonchus Lordello, 1955 (Dorylaimoidea: Leptonchidae) With Description of Two New Species From India

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An emended diagnosis of the genus Proleptonchus Lordello, 1955 is proposed and two new species and the type species, P. aestivus are reported from India. Proleptonchus amphidius n. sp., is distinctive in having bell-shaped amphids, five ventromedian supplements, 32 μ long spicules and posterior uterine sac five times the body width long. Proleptonchus teres n. sp., has a small body size, cup-shaped amphids, four ventromedian supplements, 22 μ long spicules and posterior uterine sac two and a half times the body width long.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India


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