A new plant nematode species, Trophurus wuhuensis n. sp., was
collected from the soil associated with Cinnamomum camphora in
Wuhu, Anhui Province, China. The new species is characterized by having a female
with a slender body 660.5–801.5 μm in length, stylet 12–14
μm long, knobs directed laterad, lateral field marked by short and
scattered grooves, post-vulval uterine sac shorter than vulval body diameter,
post-rectal intestinal sac absent, tail cylindroid, terminus with deep wrinkles;
and male with a pointed tail terminus and spicules 16–18 μm long.
The internal transcribed spacer sequences of ribosomal DNA (ITS rDNA) and
partial 18S ribosomal DNA (18S rDNA) from T. wuhuensis n. sp.
were amplified and sequenced. A phylogenetic analysis based on sequences of 18S
rDNA fragments is given in this study.