oa African Zoology - Description of Caprionchulus diversipapillatus n.gen., n.sp. from Caprivi, Namibia (Nematoda: Onchulinae)

Volume 28, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Caprionchulus diversipapillatus n.gen, n.sp. was found in a small fresh-water pond in eastern Caprivi. The new genus differs from all other genera within the subfamily Onchufinae Andrassy, 1963 in the almost barrelshaped stoma containing a single dorsal tooth, an elongated cardia comprising three vertical rows of four cells each and peculiar supplements consisting of two conspicuous adanal setae and a row of six to eight papilloid supplements, the last four of which are in pairs. The spicule shape is also different from other members of the Onchulinae.

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