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1 August 2005 NEW GENUS, NEW SPECIES OF CESTODA (ANOPLOCEPHALIDAE), NEW SPECIES OF NEMATODA (COSMOCERCIDAE) AND OTHER HELMINTHS IN CYRTODACTYLUS LOUISIADENSIS (SAURIA: GEKKONIDAE) FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA
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Gekkotaenia novaeguineaensis n. gen., n. sp. (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) from the small intestine and Cosmocerca zugi n. sp. (Nematoda: Cosmocercidae) from the large intestine of the ring-tailed gecko, Cyrtodactylus louisiadensis (Sauria: Gekkonidae) are described and illustrated. Gekkotaenia novaeguineaensis n. gen., n. sp. is unique among the acraspedote Linstowiinae in possessing a poral female reproductory system. Cosmocerca zugi n. sp. is the 22nd species to be assigned to the genus and differs from other species in the genus by possessing 4 pairs of rosette papillae on plectanes and having a gubernaculum longer than the spicules. It is the fifth species to be described from the Australian biogeographical region. Eight additional helminth species were found: the digenean, Allopharynx macallisteri; 2 cestodes, cysticercoids of Cyclophyllidea gen. sp. and tetrathyridia of Mesocestoides sp.; 5 nematodes, larvae in cysts of Abbreviata sp., Aplectana macintoshii, Oswaldocruzia bakeri, Parapharyngodon maplestonei, and an undescribed species of Physalopteroides. Cyrtodactylus louisiadensis represents a new host record for each of these helminths.
Charles R. Bursey, Stephen R. Goldberg and Fred Kraus "NEW GENUS, NEW SPECIES OF CESTODA (ANOPLOCEPHALIDAE), NEW SPECIES OF NEMATODA (COSMOCERCIDAE) AND OTHER HELMINTHS IN CYRTODACTYLUS LOUISIADENSIS (SAURIA: GEKKONIDAE) FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA," Journal of Parasitology 91(4), (1 August 2005). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3450.1
Received: 18 June 2004; Accepted: 1 November 2004; Published: 1 August 2005
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