Notes on morphology, taxonomic position, distribution and ecology of Paratrophurus bursifer (Tylenchida, Belonolaimidae)

D. Sturhan, M. Liskova


Paratrophurus burszfer (Loof, 1960) is reported from many sites in Germany, several localities in the Slovak Republic and a place in Bulgaria. The species is almost exclusively found in woodland and along river banks with trees; it prefers wet soils, with soil types ranging from sandy to loamy. Specimens from Germany and Slovakia agree in morphology with previous descriptions of the species. The present diagnosis of the genus Paratrophurus is considered as imprecise and partially incorrect, and P. burszfer is returned to the genus Tylenchorhynchus as Tylenchorhynchus burszfer Loof, 1960.

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