Dilepididae Railliet & Henry, 1909

Beveridge, Ian & Smales, Lesley R., 2017, Cestode Parasites (Platyhelminthes) of Rodents from New Guinea and Adjacent Islands with a Redescription of Paroniella blanchardi (Parona, 1897) (Davaineidae), Records of the Australian Museum (Rec. Aust. Mus.) 69 (6), pp. 451-460 : 458-459

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https://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.2201-4349.69.2017.1667

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Dilepididae Railliet & Henry, 1909


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Material examined. From : Rattus niobe Thomas, 1906 ( eastern New Guinea mountain rat): Ofekaman–Telefonin Area, West Sepik Province, 5°05'S 141°35'E (W48813) GoogleMaps ; S of Tifalin , West Sepik Province, 5°07'S 141°25'E (W48816) GoogleMaps ; hill south of Tifalmin , West Sepik Province, 5°07'S 141°25'E (W48818, W23795) GoogleMaps .


Cestodes with an eversible rostellum bearing two circles Of 32 hOOks; antEriOr hOOks 35 µm lOng, pOstEriOr rOW 45 µm lOng; rOstEllar sac 0.22 mm lOng. MaturE prOglOttidEs craspedote, c. 20 testes anterior to female genital complex; eggs in individual capsules; no other features discernible.

Remarks. Due to the lack of morphological features visible in WhOlE mOunts, thEsE cEstOdEs cOuld nOt bE idEntifiEd tO generic level. They are recorded here as the specimens may be of use in further studies of the cestodes of rodents from New Guinea.

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