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1 October 2010 A New Species of Falcaustra (Nematoda: Kathlaniidae) in Nactus pelagicus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) From Tanna Island, Vanuatu
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Falcaustra tannaensis n. sp. (Ascaridida: Kathlaniidae) from the large intestine of Nactus pelagicus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) is described and illustrated. Falcaustra tannaensis represents the first species from Oceanica to be assigned to the genus and is distinguished from other species of Falcaustra by the distribution pattern of caudal papillae (8 precloacal, 2 adcloacal, 10 postcloacal, and 1 median), length of spicules (2.43–2.68 mm), and presence of a pseudosucker.

Charles R. Bursey, Stephen R. Goldberg, Alison M. Hamilton, and Christopher C. Austin "A New Species of Falcaustra (Nematoda: Kathlaniidae) in Nactus pelagicus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) From Tanna Island, Vanuatu," Journal of Parasitology 96(5), 968-971, (1 October 2010). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2468.1
Received: 23 February 2010; Accepted: 1 May 2010; Published: 1 October 2010
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