Alaimus acutus
Thorne, 1939
Photo Gallery- Konza Prairie

Female:  0.8 mm; a = 36; b = 4.3; c = 15; V = 43
Tail uniformly conoid to the acute terminus.  Excretory pore located in about the same position as that of Alaimus parvus.  Sensillae about three-fifths the distance back to nerve ring.  Esophagus one-fourth as wide as neck at nerve ring, being of about this same width throughout the anterior four-fifths of its length, the posterior fifth enlarged by gradual expansion to an elongate-conoid bulb attaining a width equal to two-thirds that of the neck.   Intestine rather colorless except for a few scattered, refractive, dark brown granules.  Anus and rectum obscure.  Core of tail generally incomplete, not extending into terminus.
Diagnosis:  Alaimus with the above measurements and general description. The species is characteristic becauseof its small size combined with the tail form and the relative locations of the excretory pore and sensillae.
Habitat:  A rare species from mountain soil.  Horse Creek, Summit County; summit of Mt. Timpanogos elevation 12,000 feet, and Bells Canyon, near Draper, Utah, U.S.A.
(Description- Thorne, 1939)

DNA Sequences Obtained
Speciemen: Collected:
KonzaV  AA-142 Konza Prairie, First Survey