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Kolodorylaimus Andrassy, 1998

    Type species of the genus: Kolodorylaimus vesiculosus Andrassy, 1998
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Morphology and Anatomy:


  • Body plump, about 1.5 mm long.
  • Cuticle smooth, moderately thick
  • Head strongly offset from body contour; lips separate..
  • Odontostyle slightly sinuate, slender, longer than labial diameter.
  • Esophagus expansion abrupt..
  • Intestine has unusual vesicular-cellular structure.
  • Prerectum short.
  • Females diovarial, amphidelphic; vulval slit transverse, with sclerotized lips.
  • Males spicules dorylaimoid; ventromedian supplements numerous
  • Tail similar in both sexes, short, conoid-rounded with terminal peg.

Ref. Andrassy, 1998.

   Kolodorylaimus vasiculosus: Anterior region and female and male tails.
Drawings from Andrassy, 1998

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Type species, Kolodorylaimus vasiculosus,described from moss on a stone at Diani Persian Mosque, Ukunda, eastern Kenya.

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Andrassy, I. 1998. Kittydorylaimus gen. n. and Kolodorylaimus gen. n., two remarkable new genera of Dorylaimina (Nematoda). Opuscula Zool. Budapest 31:3-15.


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Revised: April 17, 2023.