Data on Some Species of the Genus Coslenchus Siddiqi, 1978 (Rhabditida, Tylenchidae) from Iran

Yousef Panahandeh, Ebrahim Pourjam, Majid Pedram


Data on five known species of the genus Coslenchus are provided. Morphological and morphometric data are given for all studied species. Three of the recovered species were also characterized by molecular phylogenetic data. The species C. leiocephalus was studied for the first time since its original description. Males of the species, C. franklinae and C. oligogyrus were described for the first time and the species C. oligogyrus was reported from Iran for the first time. In molecular phylogenetic studies based on partial sequences of 28S rDNA D2/D3 fragments, all species formed a clade with high Bayesian posterior probability in Bayesian inference, indicating the monophyly of the genus. The clade of Coslenchus spp. formed a highly supported monophyletic group, a sister clade to two species of the genus Aglenchus.

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