Definiton: Belondiridae. Body tapering conspicuously to
the very narrow lip region. Tails short, rounded or conical-attenuated.
Pores of lateral chords in a single species. Spear rather irregular
in outline. Guiding ring obscure. Posterior muscular part of
the oesophagus surrounded by a spiral sheath of muscular tissue, not offset
by constriction. Nucleus of dorsal oesophageal gland conspicuous.
Female gonad posterior, single and reflexed; anterior part rudimentary.
Testes 2, dorylaimoid. Spicules dorylaimoid; lateral guiding pieces
present. Supplements are an adanal pair and a series of low, rounded
elements, only 2-3 in number and spaced far apart.
Type species: Belondira
apitica Thorne, 1939
Species found: at: