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1 October 2012 Description of Riouxgolvania kapapkamui Sp. N. (Nematoda: Muspiceoidea: Muspiceidae), A Peculiar Intradermal Parasite of Bats in Hokkaido, Japan
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Riouxgolvania kapapkamui sp. n. (Nematoda: Muspiceoidea: Muspiceidae), a peculiar intradermal parasite, is described based on gravid adults, eggs, and first-, second-, and third-stage larvae collected from dermal nodules formed in Myotis macrodactylus and Myotis ikonnikovi bats from Hokkaido, Japan. The nematode is readily distinguished from 3 previously described congeners in having a globular body with brown, transverse striae in the anterior region of fully grown females. The third-stage larva is also distinguished from other congeners by having a round tail end. Nucleotide sequences of the analyzed partial SSU rDNA-ITS1 region and partial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 of mtDNA showed greater similarity to chromadoreans rather than to enopleans. This is the first report of muspiceoid nematodes from Asia.

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Hideo Hasegawa, Masahiko Satô, Kishio Maeda, and Yoshiko Murayama "Description of Riouxgolvania kapapkamui Sp. N. (Nematoda: Muspiceoidea: Muspiceidae), A Peculiar Intradermal Parasite of Bats in Hokkaido, Japan," Journal of Parasitology 98(5), (1 October 2012). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2710.1
Received: 2 December 2010; Accepted: 1 April 2012; Published: 1 October 2012
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