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Volume 62, Issue 3


Spinicauda sumatrana sp. nov. (Nematoda: Heterakidae) from Ludeking’s Crested Dragon, Lophocalotes ludekingi (Agamidae), from the Bukit Barisan Range of Sumatra

Charles R. Bursey
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Published Online: 2017-07-05 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2017-0074


Spinicauda sumatrana sp. nov. is described from the large intestine of Ludeking’s Crested Dragon, Lophocalotes ludekingi (Agamidae) from the Bukit Barisan Range of Sumatra. The new species is assigned to Spinicauda based on the presence of off-set lips in both male and female and a ventrally directed sucker combined with the absence of caudal alae in males. It is the 17th species assigned to the genus and differs from all congeners in the combination of spicule length, presence of a gubernaculum, presence of a tail filament and fourteen pairs of caudal papillae.

Keywords: Nematoda; Spinicauda sumatrana sp. nov.; agamid lizard; Lophocalotes ludekingi; Sumatra


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About the article

Received: 2017-03-15

Revised: 2017-05-02

Accepted: 2017-05-05

Published Online: 2017-07-05

Published in Print: 2017-09-26

Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 62, Issue 3, Pages 610–616, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2017-0074.

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