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1 February 2009 New Species of Falcaustra (Nematoda: Kathlaniidae) in Nyctimystes Cheesmani (Anura: Hylidae) From Papua New Guinea
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Falcaustra batrachiensis n. sp. (Ascaridida, Kathlaniidae) from the large intestine of Nyctimystes cheesmani (Anura, Hylidae) is described and illustrated. Falcaustra batrachiensis represents the fifth Australo-Papuan species assigned to the genus and is distinguished from other Australo-Papuan species by the distribution pattern of the caudal papillae (8 precloacal, 2 adcloacal, 6 postcloacal, and 1 median), length of spicules (1.4–1.6 mm) and presence of pseudosuckers (5 or 6). Nyctimystes cheesmani was found to harbor 7 additional species of Nematoda, adults of Cosmocerca novaeguineae, Maxvachonia ewersi, Meteterakis crombiei, Physalopteroides milnensis, Pseudorictularia dipsarilis, Seuratascaris numidica, larvae in cysts of Abbreviata sp., and 1 species of Acanthocephala, Acanthocephalus bufonis. Nyctimystes cheesmani represents a new host record for each of these helminth species.
Charles R. Bursey, Stephen R. Goldberg and Fred Kraus "New Species of Falcaustra (Nematoda: Kathlaniidae) in Nyctimystes Cheesmani (Anura: Hylidae) From Papua New Guinea," Journal of Parasitology 95(1), (1 February 2009). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-1631.1
Received: 26 March 2008; Accepted: 1 June 2008; Published: 1 February 2009
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