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1 June 2012 New Species of Falcaustra (Nematoda: Kathlaniidae) In Platysternon megacephalum (Testudines: Platysternidae) from China
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Falcaustra taimoshanensis n. sp. (Ascaridida, Kathlaniidae) from the feces of Platysternon megacephalum (Testudines; Platysternidae) is described and illustrated. Falcaustra taimoshanensis n. sp. represents the 32nd Oriental species assigned to the genus and is distinguished from other species by the distribution pattern of the caudal papillae (6 precloacal, 2 adcloacal, 12 postcloacal, and 1 median), length of spicules (765–791 µm), and presence of 1 pseudosucker.

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Charles R. Bursey, Yik H. Sung, and Stephen R. Goldberg "New Species of Falcaustra (Nematoda: Kathlaniidae) In Platysternon megacephalum (Testudines: Platysternidae) from China," Journal of Parasitology 98(3), (1 June 2012). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3009.1
Received: 10 October 2011; Accepted: 1 December 2011; Published: 1 June 2012
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