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1 August 2012 Helminths of Cnemidophorus ruthveni (Squamata: Teiidae) from Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, with Description of A New Species of Alaeuris (Nematoda: Pharyngodonidae)
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Alaeuris rinconensis n. sp. (Oxyuroidea, Pharyngodonidae) from the large intestine of the Bonaire whiptail lizard, Cnemidophorus ruthveni, is described and illustrated. Alaeuris rinconensis n. sp. represents the 13th Neotropical species assigned to the genus. It is most similar to Alaeuris iguanae in that only these 2 Neotropical species have postbulbar excretory pores; in A. iguanae, a tail filament is absent; in A. rinconensis, a tail filament is present. Two additional helminth species were found, i.e., the cestode Oochoristica iguanae and a nematode, Ozolaimus megatyphlon. Cnemidoporus ruthveni represents a new host record for the latter 2 species.
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Charles R. Bursey, Stephen R. Goldberg and Laurie J. Vitt "Helminths of Cnemidophorus ruthveni (Squamata: Teiidae) from Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles, with Description of A New Species of Alaeuris (Nematoda: Pharyngodonidae)," Journal of Parasitology 98(4), (1 August 2012). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3040.1
Received: 16 November 2011; Accepted: 1 March 2012; Published: 1 August 2012
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