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Freshwater nematodes of the genera Thornenema and Mesodorylaimus from the Kruger National Park with a diagnostic species compendium for South African species of the genus Mesodorylaimus (Nematoda: Dorylaimida)

Annelize Botha, J. Heyns
Koedoe | Vol 35, No 1 | a387 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v35i1.387 | © 1992 Annelize Botha, J. Heyns | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 September 1992 | Published: 22 September 1992

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Annelize Botha, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa
J. Heyns, Rand Afrikaans University, South Africa

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Complete descriptions are given of Mesodorylaimus potus Heyns, 1963, a new record for the Kruger National Park and M. aegypticus (Andrassy, 1958) recorded here for the first time from South Africa. Additional information and new distribution records are given for Mesodorylaimus sp. cf paralitoralis (Basson & Heyns, 1974) and Thornenema haldum (Thome, 1939). A compendium is also presented for the 17 recognized Mesodorylaimus species from South Africa.


Thornenema, Mesodorylaimus, Dorylaimida, Nematoda, taxonomy, South Africa, Kruger National Park.


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