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A new species of the genus Discolaimus Cobb, 1913 (Qudsianematidae: Dorylaimida) from West Bengal, India with revised key to the genus

A new species of the genus Discolaimus Cobb, 1913 (Qudsianematidae: Dorylaimida) from West... A new species of dorylaimid nematode, collected from rhizospheric soil of banana plantation (Musa paradisiaca L. cv. Kanthali) in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal, India is being described and illustrated. Discolaimus dhanachandi n. sp. comes close to D. affinis Loof, 1964 and D. elegans Sauer and Annells, 1985. But differs significantly in having large odontostyle, spear aperture occupying more than half of its length, prerectal and rectal length less than anal body width, asymmetrical ovary and slightly longer tail than anal body diameter. Besides, D. dhanachandi n. sp. differs from D. affinis in the values of c and V, and from D. elegans in the values of a, b and c. Species key of the genus Discolaimus is also provided. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Proceedings of the Zoological Society Springer Journals

A new species of the genus Discolaimus Cobb, 1913 (Qudsianematidae: Dorylaimida) from West Bengal, India with revised key to the genus

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Zoological Society, Kolkata
Subject
Life Sciences; Conservation Biology/Ecology; Biodiversity; Animal Genetics and Genomics; Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology; Zoology ; Life Sciences, general
ISSN
0373-5893
eISSN
0974-6919
DOI
10.1007/s12595-009-0009-1
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Abstract

A new species of dorylaimid nematode, collected from rhizospheric soil of banana plantation (Musa paradisiaca L. cv. Kanthali) in Paschim Medinipur district of West Bengal, India is being described and illustrated. Discolaimus dhanachandi n. sp. comes close to D. affinis Loof, 1964 and D. elegans Sauer and Annells, 1985. But differs significantly in having large odontostyle, spear aperture occupying more than half of its length, prerectal and rectal length less than anal body width, asymmetrical ovary and slightly longer tail than anal body diameter. Besides, D. dhanachandi n. sp. differs from D. affinis in the values of c and V, and from D. elegans in the values of a, b and c. Species key of the genus Discolaimus is also provided.

Journal

Proceedings of the Zoological SocietySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 22, 2009

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