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1 April 2006 A NEW NEMATODE (NEMATODA: COSMOCERCIDAE) FROM THE LIZARD, CHAMAELEO INTURENSIS (SQUAMATA: CHAMAELEONIDAE) FROM THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
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Maracaya africana n. sp. (Nematoda: Cosmocercidae) from the large intestine of the lizard Chamaeleo inturensis collected in Democratic Republic of Congo is described and illustrated. This is the first record of a species of Maracaya Diaz-Ungria (1963) for Africa. Light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies revealed morphological differences in the structure of the male caudal end and cephalic end, which enabled us to differentiate these new species from the others. A key for determination of all species in the genus is provided.

Salah Bouamer and Serge Morand "A NEW NEMATODE (NEMATODA: COSMOCERCIDAE) FROM THE LIZARD, CHAMAELEO INTURENSIS (SQUAMATA: CHAMAELEONIDAE) FROM THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO," Journal of Parasitology 92(2), (1 April 2006). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-681R1.1
Received: 18 July 2005; Accepted: 1 September 2005; Published: 1 April 2006
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