somewhat arcuate posteriorly. Lateral field a plain band with slightly
crenate borders. Striae about 2u apart at midbody. Derids and phasmids
easily visible. Cephalids not observed. Amphid aperture an elongate transverse
long with small rounded knobs, its muscles attached to basal plate of cephalic
bulb well behind middle of esophagus. Dorsal esophageal gland outlet
one spear length behind spear. Ovary outstretched. Posterior uterine brance
shorter than body width. Spermatheca not observed. Vulva-anus distance
slightly greater than tail length.
Basiria affinis is distinctive because of the narrow lip region, long anterior portion of esophagus, and plain band lateral field.
Habitat: Soil from slough bank 2 miles west of Brookings, South Dakota.
(Description from Thorne and Malek, 1968)
DNA Sequences Obtained
|KonzaIII BC-75||Konza Prairie, First survey|