Genus Paraxonchium
Krall, 1958
Syn.:  Drepanodorus, Altherr, 1954
Drepanophorus, Altherr, 1968

Diagnosis:  Body robust, 0.5-2.5 mm long, narrowing abruptly from level of nerve ring to a very small knob-like lip region.  Odontostyle symmetrical or asymmetrical; odontophore simple, usually very long.  Esophagus entirely muscular, anterior slender part expanding gradually into basal enlarged part.  Cardia with three cardiac gland cells.  Vulva transverse.  Female reproductive system amphidelphic or monodelphic.  Spicules dorylaimoid; lateral guiding pieces and ventromedian supplements present.  Tail usually conoid to subdigitate; similar in sexes.

Type species:  Paraxonchium leptocephalus (Altherr, 1954) Altherr & Loof, 1969
        Syn.  Drepandodorus leptocephalus Altherr, 1954

Other Species:
        P. carmenae Santiago & Millan, 1986
        P. laetificans (Andrassy, 1956) Altherr & Loof, 1969
Dorylaimus laetificans Andrassy, 1956
Aporcelaimus laetificans (Andrassy, 1956) Andrassy, 1958
Drepanodorus laetificans (Andrassy, 1956) Meyl in Andrassy, 1960 
Paraxonchium striatum Krall, 1958
        P. magnidens  Thorne, 1974
        P. monohystera (Brzeski, 1964) Altherr & Loof, 1969
            Syn.:  Drepanodorus monohystera Brzeski, 1964
        P. orthodon (Loof, 1964) Altherr & Loof, 1969
            Syn.:  Drepanodorus orthodon Loof, 1964
        P. parvus Dhanachand & Jairajpuri, 1981
        P. rhamphionus (Jairajpuri, 1966) Altherr & Loof, 1969
        P. shamimi Suryawanshi, 1972

(Description- Jairajpuri & Ahmad, 1992)