oa African Zoology - Dorylaimida (Nematoda) from Botswana

Volume 27, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Thirteen nematode species are recorded from Botswana. Illustrations are given for Ecumenicus monohystera (de Man, 1880) Thorne, 1974; Eudorylaimus diadematus (Cobb in Thorne & Swanger, 1936) Andrassy, 1959; Labronema mauritiense Williams, 1959; Discolaimus brevis Siddiqi, 1964; D. major Thorne, 1939; Aporcelaime/ lus adriaani Botha & Heyns, 1990; A. micropunctatus Botha & Heyns, 1990; A. papi/latus (Bastian, 1965) Baqri & Khera, 1975; A. parapapillatus Botha & Heyns, 1990 and a specimen belonging to Prodorylaimusor to Laimydorus. Measurements are given for the above-mentioned species as well as for Discolaimium simplex Siddiqi, 1965 and Discolaimoides bulbiferus (Cobb, 1906) Heyns, 1963. A new Mesodorylaimus species viz. M. usitatoides is descriptionbed. For the first time males are descriptionbed for A. adriaani and A. micropunctatus. Discolaimus paramajorCoomans, 1966 is considered a possible synonym of D. major.

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