Genus Pelodera
Schneider, 1866
Definition:  Rhabditinae.  Most species are large and relatively fat.  Lips are usually distinct and form an open cup.  Metarhabdions isoglottid and each bears 3 equal teeth, all strongly developed.  Oeophageal collar usually present.  Vulva usually median, ovaries usually paired, opposed and reflexed.  Female tail bluntly conical or dome-shaped with or without a short spine.  Male tail surrounded by bursa which is often closed but the papillae are never radially arranged.  2 or 3 pairs of pre-anal papillae.

(Description- Goodey, 1963)