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

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

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/BF6FCC52-FF83-FF9D-A984-FCEAFE5EFB36

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Australophiotaenia
status

 

Australophiotaenia  sp. 7

Host. Black-headed python, Aspidites melanocephalus (Krefft, 1864)  ( Ophidia  : Pythonidae  ).

Distribution. Australia (West Australia).

Material studied. One fragmented incomplete specimen (five proglottids, one whole-mount) from Perth Zoo, 31.3.1998 ( MUPAbout MUP X 98/02).

Remarks. This fragmented, incomplete specimen without a scolex is in a poor state of preservation and not suitable for reliable morphological description. This morphotype may represent a new species that is typified by a large cirrus-sac, the length of which represents 45–55% of the proglottid width, i.e. the cirrus-sac may overpass the middle line of proglottid.

MUP

Universidade do Porto, Museu do Historia Natural