Definition: Dorylaiminae. Characterized by the possession
of oval amphids with small openings. Lip region amalgamated, continuous
with the body contour. Tails of both sexes similar, rounded or cylindrical-rounded.
Spear dorylaimoid; guiding ring appears in the double state. Female
gonads paired, opposed, reflexed. Male spicules dorylaimoid;
lateral guiding pieces present. There is a pair of pre-anal supplements
but no median series. Submedian papillae are absent.
Type Species: Thorneella
teres (Thorne & Swanger, 1936) Andrassy, 1960
syn. Dorylaimus teres Thorne & Swanger, 1936