|Pratylenchinae. Secondary sexual dimorphism weak, affecting the oesophagus,
slightly reduced in male. Lip area flatterned anteriorly, characterized
(with SEM) by the complete fusion of the lip sectors with and by a destinct
rounded oral disc. The DGO is situated at some distance (6um.) from stylet.
The dorsal gland and one subventral gland forms large compact lobe overlapping
the intestine dorsally and laterally : the other sobventral gland forms
a short vetral lobe; the tree oesophageal gland muclei are situated posteriad
to the conspicuous oesophago-intestinal valve. Deirids absent. Female posterior
genital branch reduced to a postvulvar sac. Phasmids on the posterior half
of tail. Tail length about twice the anal body diameter; cuticle not markedly
thickened at tail extremity. Gubernaculum not protruding. Caudal alae terminal.