Three New Species of <I>Brevitobrilus</I> Tsalolikhin, 1981 (Nematoda) with a Discussion on Relationships within the Genus


  • Qudsia Tahsen
  • Ai-Ping Liang
  • Deep Jyoti Singh Rana
  • Rahmat Khan
  • Shikha Ahlawat


Brevitobrilus glandulatus n. sp., B. dimorphicus n. sp., B. allahabadensis n. sp., description, morphology, nematode


Three new species of the genus Brevitobrius Tsalolikhin, 1981 are described. Brevitobrilus glandulatus n. sp. is characterized by conspicuous sphincter between pars dilatata and uterus; two pairs of vaginal glands; spicules having elliptical capitula with small proximal stiffening piece; proximally-arcuate gubernaculum; S3 and S4 smaller than other supplements; S6 out of spicular range and 57-60 micropapillae. Brevitobrilus dimorphicus n. sp. is diagnosed by sexual dimorphism in labial sensilla and amphids; thick-walled rectum with a diverticulum protruding into intestinal lumen and males with boat-shaped spicules and S6 occasionally slightly smaller than other supplements. Brevitobrilus allahabadensis n. sp. possesses large amphids of 28-33% of corresponding labial diameter in both sexes; vagina and uterus with muscular, plicate walls; well developed sphincter between vas deferens and ejaculatory duct; capitulate spicules with sloping ventral and angular dorsal walls; S3, S4 and S6 smaller than other supplements, S6 close to cloaca and 28-37 micropapillae. The relationships of the species of genus Brevitobrilus have been assessed using morphological characters subjected to parsimony and a non cladistic key to identification of species is given.