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1 April 2012 A New Genus and a New Species of Cladorchiidae (Digenea: Dadayiinae) from Podocnemis Expansa (Chelonia) of the Neotropical Region, State of Pará, Brazil
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A new species of amphistome digenean from the stomach and intestine of Podocnemis expansa (Pelomedusidae), of the tropical rain forest, from the State of Pará, Brazil, is described and allocated to a new genus (Oriximinatrema noronhae). The new species is characterized by the presence of an esophageal bulb, an esophageal extension uncovered by an extension of the pharyngeal sacs, a well-developed cirrus sac, post-bifurcal genital sucker, a ventro-terminal acetabulum with an anterior lip, and medium-sized eggs. This is the first report of a Dadayiinae trematode infecting a reptilian host.
American Society of Parasitologists
Marcelo Knoff, Daniel Rusk Brooks, Maria Cristina Mullins and Delir Corrêa Gomes "A New Genus and a New Species of Cladorchiidae (Digenea: Dadayiinae) from Podocnemis Expansa (Chelonia) of the Neotropical Region, State of Pará, Brazil," Journal of Parasitology 98(2), (1 April 2012). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2785.1
Received: 15 February 2011; Accepted: 1 November 2011; Published: 1 April 2012
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