Genus Oriverutus
Siddiqi, 1971
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    Diagnosis: Body small-sized, about 1 mm long.  Cuticle finely striated.  Lip region well marked with prominent papillae.  Amphids abnormally large.  Oral opening and pharynx circular.  Odontostyle attenuated, with narrow lumen and sharply pointed tip.  Guiding ring single, usually indistinct.  Oesophagus gradually enlarging near middle; duct of dorsal gland long, its nucleus small and located at some distance from gland opening.  Openings of anterior pair of ventrosub-lateral glands widely separated from each other and located in anterior half of oesophageal enlargement; openings of posterior pair close-set and at some distance from base of oesophagus.  Cardia rounded, usually surrounded anteriorly by prominent glandular tissues.  Vulva transverse, pore or slit-like.  Female reproductive system mono-opisthodelphic or amphidelphic.  Males with dorylaimoid spicules, lateral guiding pieces and two-six spaced mammiliform ventromedian supplements.  Tail elongate-conoid, with tip dorsally or ventrally directed; similar in sexes.

    Type species: Oriverutus sundarus (Williams, 1964) Siddiqi, 1971.

-From Jairajpuri and Ahmad, 1992