Adelonema camerunense gen. et sp. n. (Araeolaimida: Diplopeltidae) from rain forest in Cameroon is described on the basis of light microscopy. The new genus is tentatively placed in the Diptopeltidae and distinguished from all other genera in the family by the following characters: cuticle with ten longitudinal ridges; ocelli, lateral field, epidermal glands, body pores, somatic setae and deirid absent;, cephalic sensilla setiform; amphid a transverse slit; excretory pore posterior to nerve ring;, stoma tubular, pharynx cylindrical with weak cardial bulb; tail elongate conoid with filiform terminus; caudal glands and spinneret absent; female gonads monodelphic, prodelphic; ovary branch outstretched; spermatheca an offset pouch; postvulval uterine branch present; male reproductive system diorchic; testes opposed; spicules arcuate; gubernaculum platelike; midventral precloacal setiform sensillum present.
|Journal||Russian Journal of Nematology|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|