Dorylaimellus tenuidens
Thorne, 1957
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0.64 mm; a=23; b=3.2; c=30; V-56

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 vestibule.  Spear 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 length 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
Specimen: Collected:
Konza IIIAA-115 Konza Prairie, First survey
Konza IAB-116 Konza Prairie, First survey