Basiria conura
(Thorne and Malek, 1968)  Fotedar and Mahajan, 1973
Basiroides conurus  Thorne and Malek, 1968
Photo Gallery- Konza Prairie

L = 1.0 mm; a = 34; b = 6.6; c = 6.3-7.3; V = 66
L = 0.9 mm; a = 40; b = 6.1; c = 6.3; T = 60

Body tapering rather uniformly both ways from near middle.  Striae 1.5u apart.  Lateral fields 1/4 body width with minutely crenate borders and 2 minute incisures.  Amphid apertures slightly crescentic, about 1/3 width of lip region. Cephalids conspicuous from lateral view.  Spear about 13u long with very small knobs. Dorsal esophageal gland opening near spear base. Cardia flatly conoid, extending into base of bulb.  Ovary sometimes extending almost to esophagus.  Vulva-anus distance equal to tail length. Tail uniformly conoid to minutely rounded terminus.

Male similar to female in size with bursa and spicula as illustrated for Basiroides agilis.
Habitat:  A single collection by R. B. Malek from pasture plots on experimental farm, Brookings, South Dakota.