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Some New and Known Species of Dorylaimoidea

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Five new species of the superfamily Dorylaimoidea belonging to the genera Prodorylaimus Andrássy, 1959; Labronema Thorne, 1939; Oriverutus Siddiqi, 1970 and Aporcelaimellus Heyns, 1965 are described. Prodorylaimus obesus n. sp. is 1.63-1.80 mm long; with a = 26-33; b = 4.6-5.2; c = 26-30; V = 50-56; odontostyle = 21-27 μm; spicules = 52-57 μm and is closely related to P. rionensis and P. brasiliensis. Labronema nepalense n. sp. is 1.40-1.53 mm long; with a= 26-29; b = 3.8-4.0; c = 67-74; V = 58-59; odontostyle = 23-25 μm; and is closely related to L. ruttneri and L. octodurense. L. pararapax n. sp. is 1. 53-1.85 mm long; with a = 26-31; b = 4.0-4.8; c = 43-63; V = 56-59; odontostyle = 25-27 μm; spicules = 57-65 μm and is close to L. rapax and L. mauritiense. Oriverutus hastus n. sp. is 0.87-1.01 mm long; with a = 30-44; b = 3.0-3.8; c = 18-23; V = 49-50; odontostyle = 13-14 μm; spicules = 32 33 μm and is close to O. hastatus and O. arcuatus. Aporcelaimellus baqrii n. sp. is 1.82-2.05 mm long; with a = 28-32; b = 3.4-3.8; c = 63-67; V = 53-57; odontostyle = 24-26 μm; spicules = 63 μm and is close to A. calmus, A. conoidus and A. hylophilus. Amphidorylaimus flagellicauda, Prodorylaimium brigdammense, Ecumenicus monohystera, Labronema mauritiense, Lordellonema porosum, Poronemella porifer, Crateronema aestivum, Aporcelaimellus amylovorus, Aporcelaimellus obscurus and Aporcelaimellus laevis are reported for the first time from India with additional data. Males of Amphidorylaimus flagellicauda, Aporcelaimellus amylovorus and Discolaimus tenax are described for the first time.

Affiliations: 1: Section of Nematology, Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202001, India


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