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Egtitus Thorne, 1967

Type species of the genus Egtitus bryophilus Thorne, 1967

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Ref: Andrássy, 2009



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    Categorized as predators and omnivores by Yeates et al., 1993 

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Andrassy, I. 2009. Free-living Nematodes of Hungary III.  Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. 608p.

Andrassy, I. 2012. On the Paractinolaimus genus group (Nematoda: Actinolaimidae), with descriptions of five new and two rare species of Egtitus, Thorne, 1967. J. Natural History 46:453-494.

Andrassy, I. and Esquivel, A, 2012. Free-living nematodes from nature reserves in Costa Rica: Genera Egtitus Thorne, 1967 and Trachypleurosum Andrassy, 1959, (Dorylaimida: Actinolaimidae). Opusc. Zool. Budapest, 2012, 43(1): 3–19.

Yeates, G.W., T. Bongers, R. G. M. De Goede, D. W. Freckman, and S. S. Georgieva. 1993. Feeding habits in soil nematode families and genera—An outline for soil ecologists. Journal of Nematology 25:315-331


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