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A new species of Linstowia (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) from marsupials in Bolivia.

Authors
  • Gardner, S L
  • Campbell, M L
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of parasitology
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1992
Volume
78
Issue
5
Pages
795–799
Identifiers
PMID: 1403419
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

A new species of cestode of the genus Linstowia (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) is described from marsupials of the genera Thylamys and Monodelphis. The new species (Linstowia schmidti) differs from Linstowia iheringi Zschokke, 1904, in having a much smaller strobila and reduced number of proglottids, and in the distribution of the eggs in gravid proglottids. In Bolivia, cestodes of the genus Linstowia appear to have a restricted geographic distribution, occurring in marsupials only in southeastern Bolivia near the western margin of the Chaco. This host-parasite association may represent an ecological-historical relict.

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