ON THE SYNONYMY OF XIPHINEMA VULGARE TARJAN, 1964 WITH X. SETARIAE LUC, 1958 (NEMATODA, DORYLAIMIDA)

F. Lamberti, T. D'Addabbo, M. Arias, A. Agostinelli, M. A. Bravo

Abstract


Principal component and hierarchical cluster analysis of morphometric characters of type populations of X. setariae Luc, 1958, X. vulgare Tarjan, 1964 and X. insulanum Lamberti, Arias, Agostinelli et Espirito Santo, 1995 suggest that the three are separate entities. Cumulative and single character diversities of morphometrics of populations of different geographic origin, obtained from the literature, confirm this observation and indicate that a population of X. vulgare from Mauritius and a population of X. setariae from Príncipe might represent different phenotypes.

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