Xiphinema macrocanthum (Nematoda: Dorylaimida) a new species from southern Italy closely resembling X. ingens Luc et Dalmasso

F. Lamberti, F. Roca, A. Agostinelli


Xiphinema macroacanthum sp. n. was found in the rhizosphere of olive trees (Olea europaea L.) in southern Italy. It closely resembles X. ingens Luc et Dalmasso, 1963, X. melitense Lamberti, Bleve-Zacheo et Arias, 1982 and X. smoliki Luc et Coomans, 1988. X. macroacanthum is characterized by the well developed Z-pseudo organ and the large uterine spines.

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