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: 491

publication ID

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

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/BF6FCC52-FF9C-FF82-A984-FCEAFE05FB37

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Plazi

scientific name

Australophiotaenia
status

 

Australophiotaenia  sp. 3

Host. Olive python, Liasis olivaceus (Gray, 1842)  ( Ophidia  : Pythonidae  ).

Distribution. Australia (North Territory).

Material studied. One specimen from L. olivaceus  (host field No. AUS 002), Northern Territory, 25.05.2001, collected by Ian Beveridge (MHNG-PLAT-85981). 

Remarks. A single specimen available is 41 mm long and contains only immature proglottids and one mature proglottid. It is characterised by possessing 153–182 testes, a post-equatorial position of the genital pore (at 55– 60% of the length of the proglottid), and a long cirrus-sac, which represents 38–45 % (x = 42%, n = 4) of the proglottid width (see Table 2).