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The terrestrial genus Basiria Siddiqi, 1959 belongs to the family Tylenchidae Örley, 1880. This species rich genus (> 40 species) can be recognized by it’s small body length and slender appearance; a very long elongated conoid to nearly filiformed shaped tail; head with broad oblique amphid slits (in some inverted V-shaped); a slender stylet with small knobs; deirids are present in lateral field at exretory pore level; females have one ovary (prodelphic). Tylenchidae nematodes occur world-wide and their members feed on plant root-hairs, algae, mosses and lichens.