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Acanthocephalans from some frogs and toads (Anura) and chameleons (Squamata) from Tanzania with the description of a new species

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Lesley WarnerLesley Warner
The following Acanthocephala, all Echinorhynchidae, were found on examination of229 amphibians and 191 reptiles collected in the Eastern Arc Range, Tanzania: Acanthocephalus bufonis from the frogs Arthroleptis stenodactylus and Arthroleptides martiensseni, the toad Nectophnvroides viviparous, and the chameleon Rhampholeon brevicaudatus; Pseudoacanthocephalus betsileo from the frogs Probreviceps macrodactylus and Ptvchadero anchietae: and Pseudoacanthocephalus rhampholeontos n. sp. from the chameleons Rhampholeon sp. and Rhampholeon uluguruensis. Pseudoacanthocephalus rhamph.oleoruos differs from the only other acanthocephalan occurring in chameleons, Pseudoacanthocephalus bigueti, in being a larger worm with fewer, smaller hooks in the proboscis armature. The status of the Acanthocephalus and Pseudoacanthocephalus is still problematic and requires further attention and study.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

91

Issue

6

Start Page

1459

End Page

1464

Number of Pages

6

ISSN

0022-3395

Location

Kansas

Publisher

American Society of Parasitologists

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of parasitology.

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