Australophiotaenia

Chambrier, Alain De, Beveridge, Ian & Scholz, Tomáš, 2018, Tapeworms (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) of Australian reptiles: hidden diversity of strictly host-specific parasites, Zootaxa 4461 (4), pp. 477-498: 495

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4461.4.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:838E32FD-05BE-47D4-9CF1-E96E7F1C08FF

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/BF6FCC52-FF80-FF9E-A984-FCEDFE2FFB0B

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Australophiotaenia
status

 

Australophiotaenia  sp. 11

Syn. Proteocephalus  sp. of Johnston (1912)

Host. Northern black snake Pseudechis australis (Gray)  ( Ophidia  : Elapidae  ).

Distribution. Australia (Queensland).

Material studied. None.

Remarks. Johnston (1912) reported Proteocephalus  sp. from P. australis  from Eidsvold, Burnett River, Queensland, stating it is not conspecific with P. gallardi  (= A. gallardi  ), but assumed it is the identical species as that reported as Ichthyotaenia  sp. by Johnston (1910) from Denisonia superba  . However, the same author ( Johnston, 1913) assigned all tapeworms to P. gallardi  (see also de Chambrier & de Chambrier, 2010). No voucher material is known to exist.