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Two New Species of Tylolaimophorus (Nematoda: Diphtherophoridae)

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In Tylolaimophorus constrictus n. sp. and T. pugio n. sp., the amphid apertures are situated far forward, partly on the lip region. Both species have three prominent glands at the base of the oesophagus. T. constrictus (0.84-1.55 mm) is close to T. pileatus (Andrássy, 1961) n. comb. from which it differs in the position of the amphid apertures relative to the spear, structure of the spicules and gubernaculum, and the greater number of supplements. T. pugio (0.92-1.46 mm) is close to T. constrictus but differs in being more slender, in lacking a constriction setting off the lip region, and in having strong, irregularly shaped, cephalated spicules without conspicuous surrounding musculature.

Affiliations: 1: C.S.I.R.O. Division of Horticultural Research, Merbein, Victoria, Australia


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