Mediorhynchus africanus Amin, Evans, Heckmann & El-Naggar, 2013

Halajian, Ali, Smales, Lesley R., Tavakol, Sareh, Smit, Nico J. & Wilmien J. Luus-Powell,, 2018, Checklist of acanthocephalan parasites of South Africa, ZooKeys 789, pp. 1-18: 1

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.789.27710

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:9C50AE22-CD06-478C-B81A-D74E5F0E384D

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/55D917C3-1D66-AFC4-0E98-48CF1FCAB980

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scientific name

Mediorhynchus africanus Amin, Evans, Heckmann & El-Naggar, 2013
status

 

Mediorhynchus africanus Amin, Evans, Heckmann & El-Naggar, 2013 

Empodius segmentatus  (de Marval, 1902) Southwell & Mac-Fie, 1925

Mediorhynchus selengensis  Harris, 1973

M. gallinarum  (Bhalerao, 1937) Van Cleave, 1947 sensu Junker & Boomker, 2006

Notes.

M. gallinarum  is found only in Asia and the species in Africa is actually M. africanus  ( Amin et al. 2013; Amin 2013) and not M. gallinarum  previously reported in South Africa ( Junker and Boomker 2006).

Host.

Numida meleagris  (L. 1758) (Helmeted Guineafowl) ( Numididae  ) (type host).

Localities.

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa (type locality) ( Junker and Boomker 2006); Vicinity of Petrus Steyn, Free State Province, South Africa ( Davies et al. 2008); Musina, Limpopo Province, South Africa ( Junker and Boomker 2007; Junker et al. 2008).