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

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

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scientific name

Australophiotaenia
status

 

Australophiotaenia  sp. 6

Host. Common death adder, Acanthophis antarticus (Shaw, 1805)  ( Ophidia  : Elapidae  ).

Distribution. Australia (Western Australia).

Material studied. Two whole mounts with four pregravid proglottids ( WAM 11-97View Materials) from Blanchins , Western Australia, 6.6.1996. 

Remarks. Only four pregravid, partly decomposed and deformed proglottids are available. It is characterised by possessing 56-63 testes (n = 3), 12–15 uterine diverticula on each side, the width of the ovary represents 46– 51% (n = 3) of the proglottid width; However, they possess a submedian genital pore, which is unique among all proteocephalid tapeworms (see Freze, 1965; Rego, 1994; de Chambrier et al., 2017).