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1 December 2005 MORPHOLOGY OF CHIMPANZEE PINWORMS, ENTEROBIUS (ENTEROBIUS) ANTHROPOPITHECI () (NEMATODA: OXYURIDAE), COLLECTED FROM CHIMPANZEES, PAN TROGLODYTES, ON RUBONDO ISLAND, TANZANIA
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The chimpanzee pinworm, Enterobius (Enterobius) anthropopitheci (Gedoelst, 1916) (Nematoda: Oxyuridae), is redescribed based on light and scanning electron microscopy of both sexes collected from the feces of chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, of an introduced population on Rubondo Island, Tanzania. Enterobius (E.) anthropopitheci is characterized by having a small body (males 1.13–1.83 mm long, females 3.33–4.73 mm long), a rather straight spicule with a ventral membranous formation in males, double-crested lateral alae in females, small eggs (53–58 by 24–28 μm), and a smooth eggshell with 3 longitudinal thickenings. Morphological comparison is made between the present and previous descriptions.

Hideo Hasegawa, Yatsukaho Ikeda, Akiko Fujisaki, Liza R. Moscovice, Klara J. Petrzelkova, Taranjit Kaur, and Michael A. Huffman "MORPHOLOGY OF CHIMPANZEE PINWORMS, ENTEROBIUS (ENTEROBIUS) ANTHROPOPITHECI () (NEMATODA: OXYURIDAE), COLLECTED FROM CHIMPANZEES, PAN TROGLODYTES, ON RUBONDO ISLAND, TANZANIA," Journal of Parasitology 91(6), (1 December 2005). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-569R.1
Received: 16 January 2005; Accepted: 24 March 2005; Published: 1 December 2005
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