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1 January 2004 A New Species of Neoechinorhynchus (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from a Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) in Mexico
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Neoechinorhynchus schmidti n. sp. is described from the red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta elegans, from the state of Tabasco, Mexico. A large, prominent process at the posterior end of females distinguishes the new species from all others of the genus except Neoechinorhynchus chelonos, Neoechinorhynchus lingulatus, and Neoechinorhynchus magnapapillatus, also parasites of turtles. Neoechinorhynchus schmidti n. sp. can be distinguished from these taxa by the structure of the eggs. The eggs of N. schmidti have numerous small, nearly spherical inclusions not found in N. chelonos, N. lingulatus, and N. magnapapillatus.

Michael A. Barger, Vernon E. Thatcher, and Brent B. Nickol "A New Species of Neoechinorhynchus (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) from a Red-Eared Slider (Trachemys scripta elegans) in Mexico," Comparative Parasitology 71(1), 1-3, (1 January 2004). https://doi.org/10.1654/4099
Published: 1 January 2004
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