Holo- and paratypes of the root-knot nematodes Meloidogyne mayaguensis Rammah & Hirschmann, 1988 and M. enterolobii Yang & Eisenback, 1983 were morphometrically and morphologically compared. All observed female, male and second-stage juvenile morphometrical and morphological characters are identical for the two studied species. Additionally, contradictions between the original species descriptions were unravelled. The present study of holo- and paratypes confirms the taxonomical status of Meloidogyne mayaguensis as a junior synonym for M. enterolobii.
- n-sp meloidogynidae
Karssen, G., Liao, J., Kan, Z., van Heese, E., & Nijs, L. J. M. F. (2012). On the species status of the root-knot nematode Meloidogyne mayaguensis Rammah & Hirschmann, 1988. ZooKeys, 181, 67-77. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.181.2787