Proleptonchoides southindiae n. gen., n. sp., a New Leptonchoid from South India

V. R. Ferris, C. G. Goseco, A. C. Kumar

Abstract


Proleptonchoides southindiae n. gen., n. sp. (Dorylaimida: Leptonchidae), is described from soil around false tobacco (Lobelia excelsa) and cardamom (Elettaria cardamomurn) in South India. P. southindiae is prodelphic, has a short constricted esophageal bulb and flanged odontophore, and is phylogenetically close to Proleptonchus. Key Words: taxonomy, Nematoda, Dorylaimida, Leptonchidae, Proleptonchus.

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