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1 January 2013 The Finding of Mediorhynchus gallinarum (Acanthocephala: Gigantorhynchidae) in Chickens from Indonesia, with Expanded Description Using SEM
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The original description of Mediorhynchus gallinarum (Bhalerao, 1937) and subsequent descriptions by other observers were riddled with errors and misinterpretations. The present collection of many specimens of M. gallinarum from chickens, Gallus gallus L., in Indonesia provided the opportunity to describe the Indonesian population, report the full range of variation in morphometric characteristics, especially proboscis armature, correct a few misconceptions, and obtain scanning electron microscopy documentation of previously unreported structures including features of the proboscis and hooks, the epidermis, sensory pores, bursa, and egg topography. Additionally, Indonesia is a new locality record for M. gallinarum.

The Helminthological Society of Washington
Omar M. Amin, Richard A. Heckmann, Ana Sahara, and Setyo Yudhanto "The Finding of Mediorhynchus gallinarum (Acanthocephala: Gigantorhynchidae) in Chickens from Indonesia, with Expanded Description Using SEM," Comparative Parasitology 80(1), 39-46, (1 January 2013). https://doi.org/10.1654/4562.1
Published: 1 January 2013
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