Xiphinema diversum and X. exile (Nematoda, Dorylaimida) two new species from Portugal

F. Roca, F. Lamberti, M. S. N. de A. Santos, I. M. de O. Abrantes

Abstract


Soil samples collected from various localities in Portugal revealed the presence of two species of Xiphinema which to the best of our knowledge are new to the science. They are described and illustrated in this paper. Nematodes were extracted from soil samples by the Cobb wet sieve technique, killed and fixed in 5% hot formalin and mounted in glycerin by the slow method on nematology slides. Specimens were measured with the aid of a camera lucida.

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