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REGO, Amilcar Arandas  and  CHAMBRIER, Alain de. Redescription of Tejidotaenia appendiculata (Baylis, 1947) (Cestoda: Proteocephalidea), a parasite of Tupinambis teguixin (Sauria: Teiidae) from South America. Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz [online]. 2000, vol.95, n.2, pp.161-165. ISSN 1678-8060.

The species Tejidotaenia appendiculata (Baylis, 1947), a parasite found in teju, Tupinambis teguixin is redescribed and a new diagnosis is provided. The species is characterized by the anterior position of the ovary and the peculiar shape of suckers. It is the first record of this species in Brazil.

Keywords : Tejidotaenia; cestode; Proteocephalidea; Lacertilia; Neotropical region; Brazil.

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