Tylencholaimellus striatus
Thorne, 1957
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L = 0.7; a = 23; b = 5.5; c = 35; V = 36

    Subcuticle marked by very conspicuous transverse striae from which radial elements extend outward, being especially prominent  on the neck.  Outer portion of lips conoid.  Inner portion of lips amalgamated into a disk-like structure surrounding the oral opening.  Amphids stirrupform, a little more than half as wide as head.  Spear typical of the genus about as long as its strongly knobbed extensions.  Esophageal bulb slightly longer than neck width.  Cardia flat, one-third as wide as body.  Anterior female sexual branch absent; posterior branch normal, the ovary often reflexed almost to the vulva.  Eggs twice as long as body width.  Prerectum length about twice body diameter.  Tail cylindroid to the hemispherical terminus.

    Diagnosis: Tylencholaimellus with the above measurements and general description.  Most closely related to T. montanus from which it differs in the wider body, more heavily striated cuticle and in the cylindroid tail.

    Habitat: Sugar-beet fields near Lewiston and Provo, Utah, U.S.A.

DNA Sequence Obtained
Specimen: Collected:
KonzaI AD-128 Konza Prairie
Konza ICD-96 Konza Prairie, First survey
Konza IVDD-94 Konza Prairie, First survey