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The rather robust body
is always twisted until the amphids are seen in profile and the tail in
submedian view. Lips
low, rounded but distinct. Prominent cuticularized pieces about the
slender, its length one and one-fourth times the lip region width and five-sixths
as long as its broadly flanged extensions. Esophagus
typical, enlarged near middle. Cardia
cylindroid, one-fourth as wide as body and slightly longer than wide.
Intestine apparently four cells in circumference, the cells containing
scattered, refractive granules. The short ovaries contain only half
a dozen developing oocytes and frequently are pushed far along the body
by large eggs. The eggs are as wide as the body cavity and their
length is five or six times the body width. Prerectum
only about one and one-half times the body width. Body dorsally convex-conoid
from near the posterior end of the intestine to the bluntly rounded terminus.
Diagnosis: Dorylaimellus with the above measurements and general description. Distinctive because of its small size, long slender spear and very short prerectum.
Habitat: Frequently collected in small numbers from mountain soils near Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.
([Original] Description- Thorne, 1957)
DNA Sequences Obtained
|Konza IIIAA-115||Konza Prairie, First survey|
|Konza IAB-116||Konza Prairie, First survey|