Genus Mesorhabditis
(Osche, 1952) Dougherty, 1953
  Synonym: Rhabditis (Mesorhabditis) Osche, 1952
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Definition: Rhabditinae.  Relatively small nematodes.  Lips lobate, strongly cuticularized and, in some species, deeply incised.  Stoma long and narrow, never prismatic.  Metarhabdions each carry 2 inclined teeth.  Anterior part of oesophagus marked with transverse ridging; a median bulb present.  No deinite oesophageal collar.  Vulva posterior and ovary single, prodelpic; female tail conical or stilletto-shaped.  Bursa peloderan, open and not radially arranged.  Spicules long and slender, proximally knobbed, distally fused.  2 pairs of preanal papillae.

Type species: Mesorhabditis spiculigera (Steiner, 1936) Dougherty, 1953
                syn. Rhabditis (Mesorhabditis) spiculigera Steiner, 1936 (Osche, 1952)
-Goodey, 1963

DNA Sequences Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
Konza IBB-37 Konza Prairie