LONGIDORUS AFZALI *) N. SP., AND XIPHINEMA ARCUM N. SP. (NEMATODA: LONGIDORIDAE) FROM INDIA BY EKRAMULLAH KHAN Department of Zoology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, U.P., India Longidorus afzali n. sp., collected from soil around roots of Sal (Shorea robusta) tree in Gorakh- pur District is characterized by having a long and slender body with a continuous, rounded head, large slit-like amphidial aperture; 113-120 µ long spear and an elongate-conoid tail. Xiphinema arcum n. sp. collected from soil around deodar (Cedrus libani) roots in Ranikhet is distinguished by having a small and robust body; amphidial slits less than half of head-width; 101-108 µ long spear; a comparatively long pre-rectum and a short conoid-rounded tail. Collections of nematodes from soil around roots of the 'Sal' tree (Shorea robusta Gartn. ) in Gorakhpur District and from soil around roots of the deodar tree (Cedrus libani Hook.) in Nainital District revealed the presence of two new species. For these the names Longidorus afzali n. sp., and Xiphinema arcum n. sp., are proposed. They are described below. LONGIDORUS AFZALI N. SP. (Fig. 1, A-G) Dimensions. (Specimens relaxed in hot water, fixed in F.A. 4 : 10 and mounted in glycerine). Female (Holotype): Length
Nematologica – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1964
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