Criconema proclivus n. sp. (Nematoda: Criconematinae) from Woodlands

J. K. Hoffmann


Criconema procHvis n. sp. from soil around roots of woodland trees in the northeastern USA is described and illustrated. It is characterized by a total of 67-74 annules, two naked offset head annules, a stylet length of 68.7 -80.7 [mu], a sculpted vulval flap, and forward-projecting body annules. The annules at midbody are covered with a continuous fringe of 60-70 spines. Key Words: Acer pensylvanicum, Acer saccharum, Betula alleghaniensis, Fagus grandifolia, taxonomy.

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