A new species of Zeldia Thorne (Nematoda: Cephalobidae) from Tunisia

S. Bostroem

Abstract


A new species of Zeldia Thorne, 1937, Z. brevicauda, with three teeth associated with each cheilorhabdion is described from sandy soil in Tunisia. The new species differs from the closely related Z. tridentata Allen et Noffsinger, 1972 by higher labial probolae, lateral field with four incisures, shorter tail ( < 2 ABW), and phasmids in a more posterior position.

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