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Nomimoscolex touzeti n. sp. (Cestoda), a parasite of ceratophrys cornuta (L.): first record of a monticellidae in an amphibian host

Abstract

Nomimoscolex touzeti n. sp. is described from one Ceratophrys cornuta (L.) caught in Amazonian Ecuador. Its taxonomic relationships to the others species are discussed. This new species is characterized by a cortical position of vitellaria; by the presence in the uteroduct of conglomerates of 20-40 eggs; by a weak ovary width/proglottis width ratio; by ventral excretory canals anastomosed; by a powerful vaginal sphincter and by a long cirrus. N. touzeti is the first record of Monticellidae in an amphibian host.

Nomimoscolex touzeti n. sp.; Ceratophrys cornuta; Monticellid cestode; Amphibian; Ecuador


ABSTRACT

Nomimoscolex touzeti n. sp. (Cestoda), a parasite of ceratophrys cornuta (L.): first record of a monticellidae in an amphibian host

Alain de Chambrier1

Claude Vaucher1

Museum of Natural History, Geneva, Switzerland

Nomimoscolex touzeti n. sp. is described from one Ceratophrys cornuta (L.) caught in Amazonian Ecuador. Its taxonomic relationships to the others species are discussed. This new species is characterized by a cortical position of vitellaria; by the presence in the uteroduct of conglomerates of 20-40 eggs; by a weak ovary width/proglottis width ratio; by ventral excretory canals anastomosed; by a powerful vaginal sphincter and by a long cirrus. N. touzeti is the first record of Monticellidae in an amphibian host.

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Publication Dates

  • Publication in this collection
    15 June 2009
  • Date of issue
    1992
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