Two new Gordionus species (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) from the southern Rocky Mountains (USA)

  title={Two new Gordionus species (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) from the southern Rocky Mountains (USA)},
  author={Alyssa C. Begay and A. Schmidt‐Rhaesa and M. Bolek and B. Hanelt},
The phylum Nematomorpha contains approximately 350 species in 19 extant genera. The genus Gordionus contains 56species, four of which occur in the contiguous United States of America. Here we describe two new Gordionus speciesfrom the southern Rocky Mountains. Worms were collected at three sites in the Santa Fe National Forest in northern NewMexico in the southernmost tip of the Rocky Mountains. Sites consisted of first order streams above 3120m in aspen/pinewoodland. Gordionus lokaaus n. sp… Expand

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