Qudsianematidae Jairajpuri, 1965
Wide range of body sizes, 0.3-6mm
Cuticle smooth or finely striated
Lateral chords often have glands or pores
Lip region usually sopmewhat offset, lips well-devloped.
Large cup-shaped amphid apertures.
Odontostyle straigh, dorylaimoid; aperture usually about 1/3 of odontostyle length.
Guiding ring thin.
Esophagus muscular throughout length.
Female gonad mostly diovarial, amphidelphic; rarely monovarial.
Male with two testes, spicules dorylaimoid; ventromedian supplenets in series.
Tail similar in both sexes, conoid or short and rounded.
Ref Andrássy, 2009
Based on observations of variability in the postembryonic development of the caudal region of Dorylaimida, and on molecular analysis, Pena-Santiago and Alvarez-Ortega (2014) proposed that the family Qudsianematidae be assigned as a subfamily of the Dorylaimidae emended the diagnosis of the subfamily Qudsianematinae as follows:
Andrássy, I. 2009. Free-living Nematodes of Hungary III. Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest. 608p.
Pena-Santiago, R. and S. Alvarez-Ortega. 2014. An integrative approach to assess the phylogeny and the systematics of rounded-tailed genera of the subfamily Qudsianematinae (Nematoda, Dorylaimida). Zoologica Scripta 43:418-428.
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