The genera Nothacrobeles Allen & Noffsinger, 1971 and Zeldia Thorne, 1937 (Nematoda: Rhabditida: Cephalobidae) from southern Iran, with description of N. abolafiai sp. n.

@article{Mehdizadeh2013TheGN,
  title={The genera Nothacrobeles Allen \& Noffsinger, 1971 and Zeldia Thorne, 1937 (Nematoda: Rhabditida: Cephalobidae) from southern Iran, with description of N. abolafiai sp. n.},
  author={Sara Mehdizadeh and Ebrahim Shokoohi},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2013},
  volume={3637},
  pages={
          325-40
        }
}
A new species of the genus Nothacrobeles Allen & Noffsinger, 1971 is described from a natural area in Kerman Province, Iran. Nothacrobeles abolafiai sp. n. is characterized by its body length (518-655 μm in females), "single" cuticle, lateral field with three incisures, labial probolae 8.5-9.4 μm long, bifurcated and without tines, bearing a minor curvature at the tip, pharyngeal corpus 3.3-4.1 times isthmus length, R(ex) = 25-32, spermatheca 22-30 μm long or 0.8-1.2 times the corresponding… 

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