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1 October 2012 A New Species of Megalobatrachonema (Nematoda: Kathlaniidae) in Fojia bumui (Squamata: Scincidae) from Papua New Guinea
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Megalobatrachonema papuaensis n. sp. (Ascaridida: Kathlaniidae) from the small intestine of Fojia bumui (Squamata: Scincidae) collected in Papua New Guinea is described and illustrated. Megalobatrachonema papuaensis represents the first species from the Australian realm and the third species assigned to the genus. It is distinguished from other species of Megalobatrachonema by the distribution pattern of caudal papillae (8 precloacal, 10 postcloacal, and 1 median), length of spicules (201–226 µm), and absence of a pseudosucker.

American Society of Parasitologists
Charles R Bursey, Stephen R Goldberg, and Fred Kraus "A New Species of Megalobatrachonema (Nematoda: Kathlaniidae) in Fojia bumui (Squamata: Scincidae) from Papua New Guinea," Journal of Parasitology 98(5), (1 October 2012). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3120.1
Received: 22 February 2012; Accepted: 1 April 2012; Published: 1 October 2012
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