Eucephalobus laevis
Thorne, 1937
Photo Gallery-Konza Prairie
Photo Gallery- Forensic Nematology
Genus Comparisons- Cephalobidae

Diagnosis-    Female:  0.7 mm; a = 24; b = 3.9; c = 11-14; V = 63
                    Male: 0.7 mm; a = 29; b = 4; c = 15; T = 42
Lips completely amalgamated, low, rounded, separated by deep axils.  Prorhabdions usually cuticularized heavily at distal ends, appearing as forward pointing teeth.  Details of esophagus, nerve ring and excretory pore as shown.  Deirids opposite anterior end of isthmsus.  Female tail sometimes slightly longer, and terminus more obtuse, than figured.
    Species distinctive because of lip region, esophagus form and location of nerve ring.
Habitat:  Alpine soil, Bald Mountain, Uintah Range, Utah.  Elevation 11,947.
(Description- Thorne, 1937)

DNA Sequences Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
KonzaIV FF-82 Konza Prairie, First survey
KonzaIV FF-36 Konza Prairie, First survey
KonzaIII BC-05 Konza Prairie, First survey
KonzaII CD-35 Konza Prairie, First survey