First record of three species of soil nematodes of the suborder Cephalobina from Ladakh region, Jammu & Kashmir, India

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A.N. Rizvi

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The present paper reports three species of soil nematodes of the suborder Cephalobina collected from Ladakh region of the Jammu & Kashmir State, India. Two species, Cervidellus vexilliger (de Man, 1880) Thorne, 1937 and Chiloplacus demani (Thorne, 1925) Thorne, 1937 are reported for the first time from India, while, Acrobeloides nanus (de Man, 1880) Anderson 1968 is a first record from Ladakh. The species dealt with here have been adequately described and photomicrographed, with additional notes provided on variations encountered in measurements. The occurrence of these species from trans-Himalayan zone conforms with the zoogeographical pattern of distribution of the invertebrate fauna of the zone which harbours both Palaearctic and Oriental elements.

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Rizvi, A. 2010. First record of three species of soil nematodes of the suborder Cephalobina from Ladakh region, Jammu & Kashmir, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 2, 11 (Oct. 2010), 1286–1290. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o2259.1286-90.
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