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An immature polymorphid acanthocephalan from a European hedgehog (Erinaceidae) from New Zealand

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by L Smales, J Skuballa, H Taraschewski, T Petney, M Pfäffle
During an examination of the acanthocephalan fauna of the European hedgehog, Erinaceus europaeus Linneaus, from Auckland, New Zealand a single late stage acanthella of a putative species of Polymorphus (Polymorphidae) was found. The proboscis armature of the species differed from all congeners thus far described. The infection appeared to be an occasional infection of the hedgehog by a polymorphid whose normal definitive host has yet to be determined, but may be a native New Zealand bird.

Funding

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

History

Volume

37

Issue

2

Start Page

185

End Page

188

Number of Pages

4

eISSN

1175-8821

ISSN

0301-4223

Location

Abingdon, Oxford, UK

Publisher

Taylor and Francis

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Department of Ecology and Parasitology; Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health; Parasitology Section; TBA Research Institute; Zoological Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

New Zealand journal of zoology.