NEMATODES OF THE ORDER DORYLAIMIDA FROM ANDALUCIA ORIENTAL, SPAIN. THE GENUS FUNARIA VAN DER LINDE, 1938, WITH DESCRIPTION OF TWO NEW SPECIES

R. Pena Santiago

Abstract


In several soil samples collected in Southeastern Spain (provinces of Granada and Jaén), two new species belonging to the genus Funaria were found. The species are named F. millani sp. n. and F. barcinai sp. n. They are closely related to three previously known species: F. obtusa, F. ourasphaira and F. maryanneae. Additional material of these latter species was studied, Morphological features related to the cuticle, lateral chords and lateral pores are described and their taxonomic importance discussed. F. millani sp. n. is characterized by its medium size, slender odontostyle with clear lumen, 25-34 lateral pores located in a single row, tail convex conoid and presence of male. F. barcinai sp. n. is medium size, has a somewhat attenuated odontostyle, 19-24lateral pores located in a single row, tail convex conoid and male unknown. The differential diagnosis 9f the genera Funaria and Leptonchus, including some taxonomic changes, is discussed, and a key to the species of Funaria is given.

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