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: 494

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/BF6FCC52-FF83-FF9D-A984-FA99FD97F984

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Plazi

scientific name

Australophiotaenia
status

 

Australophiotaenia  sp. 8

Host. Blue-bellied black snake, Pseudechis guttatus De Vis, 1905  ( Ophidia  : Elapidae  ).

Distribution. Australia (Queensland).

Material studied. One specimen with scolex (two whole-mounted slide and six cross sections) from Dalby , Queensland (27°11'49''S 151° 15' 57''E), 17.01.1935 ( BMNH 1936.3.31.31-40).GoogleMaps 

Remarks. The specimen is in poor state of preservation and does not allow reliable morphological description. It s characterised by a scolex 475 wide and 250 long, without an apical organ, 61–67 testes in two narrow lateral bands, a high ratio of the ovary width to the width of the proglottid (68–83%), a genital pore situated anteriorly (34–45%), and the absence of egg clusters.