XIPHINEMA POMBALENSE (NEMATODA, DORYLAIMIDA), A NEW SPECIES FROM PORTUGAL

M. A. Bravo, F. Lamberti

Abstract


Xiphinema pombalense, an hitherto undescribed bisexual species found in the rhizosphere of Rubus sp. at Cavada de Carride, Pombal, Portugal, is characterized by body length of 4.3 mm, lip region continuous with the rest of the body, odontostyle length of 132 µm, unusually long odontophore (ca. 45% of the spear total length), slightly postequatorial vulva (V = 54), two equally developed female genital branches devoid of an "Z" differentiation or spines, and short broadly rounded tail. X. pombalense n. sp. is similar to X. coronatum, X. lanceolatum, X. macrogastrum and X. nuragicum.

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