Filenchus plattensis
Niblack & Bernard, 1985 (Thorne & Malek, 1968)
Synonym: Tylenchus plattensis Thorne & Malek, 1968
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Measurements (from Thorne & Malek, 1968)
L = 0.5 mm; a = 32; b = 5.2; c = 7; V = 71

Description (from Thorne & Malek, 1968)
Body slender fusiform, tapering  both ways from near middle.  Striae less than  1 um apart.  Lateral fields almost 1/3 body width, marked by 4 lines.  Lip region about 1/3 as wide as neck base.  Spear about 10 um long with strong knobs, the muscles attached to cephalic arches.  Ovary outstretched with oocytes in single line except for a short region of multiplication.  Posterior uterine branch shorter than body width.  Tail conoid to bluntly rounded terminus.

Filenchus plattensis is distinctive because of its small size, vulva-anus distance equal to tail length and conoid, bluntly rounded tail.  Male not seen but uterus contained sperms.
Habitat: Recently plowed pasture 2 miles east of Minden and plowed field, Fairmont, Nebr. in the Platte River Valley.