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Description of Amphibelondira sindhicus N. Sp. with Observation on Belondira paraclava Jairajpuri, 1964 (Family Belondiridae) from Sindh, Pakistan

Description of Amphibelondira sindhicus N. Sp. with Observation on Belondira paraclava Jairajpuri, 1964 (Family Belondiridae) from Sindh, Pakistan

Ashfaque Ahmed Nahiyoon1*, Nasira Kazi2 and Shahina Fayyaz2

1CABI – Opposite 1-A, Data Gunj Bukhsh road, Satellite town Rawalpindi-46300, Pakistan
2National Nematological Research Centre, University of Karachi, Karachi-75270, Pakistan

*      Corresponding author: a.ahmed@cabi.org

ABSTRACT

A new and a known species belonging to the family Belondiridae are described from Sindh, Pakistan. Amphibelondira sindhicus n. sp., is characterized by having reduced anterior genital branch, more slender body, smaller neck length and expanded part of pharynx, smaller spicule and clavate tail with distinct radial striae. Belondira paraclava Jairajpur, 1964 is reported for the first time from Pakistan during the present studies on cotton.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

October

Vol. 52, Iss. 5, Pages 1631-2026

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