Neothada hades n.sp. from South Africa, with notes on the genus and a key to the species (Nematoda: Tylenchidae)

  • J Heyns
  • Esther van den Berg


Neothada hades n.sp. from South Africa is characterized by the posession of small but distinct stylet knobs, 149-175 body annules intersected by 14 longitudinal lines (incisures), protruding lateral fields marked by four incisures, and an elongate-conoid tail with bluntly rounded tip. Reasons are given why N. canceilata (Thorne 1941) and N. tatra (Thome & Malek 1968) are regarded as two distinct species, and why N. canceilata apud Andrassy, 1982 is regarded as distinct from Thome’s species. Andrassy’s species is renamed N. andrassyi n.sp. A key is presented for the six recognized species of Neothada.

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eISSN: 2224-073X
print ISSN: 1562-7020