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Durettenema guangdongense gen. et sp. nov. (Nematoda: Molineoidea) from Hipposideros larvatus (Horsfield) (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) with discussion of the taxonomic status of Macielia rhinolophi Yin, 1980

Hui-Dong Ju, Liang Li and Lu-Ping Zhang
From the journal Acta Parasitologica


Durettenema guangdongense gen. et sp. nov. is described from Hipposideros larvatus (Horsfield) (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in Guangdong Province, China. The new genus differs from the other genera of subfamily Molineinae in the structure of the synlophe, the absence of lateral alae, the arrangement of the bursa rays, the shape of the spicules, the female tail and the presence of gubernaculum. Meanwhile, considering the morphological characters of Macielia rhinolophiYin, 1980, including the pattern of the bursa ray, the shape of the spicules, and the female tail, this species should be transferred to the genus Durettenema, as D. rhinolophi (Yin, 1980) comb. nov., which can be distinguished from D. guangdongense in the shape of the ovejector. In addition, the ITS-1 sequences of D. guangdongense were also analysed, these sequence added new data for the molecular diagnosis of trichostrongylid nematodes.


The authors wish to thank Dr David I. Gibson (Department of Zoology, Natural History Museum, London, UK) for providing important literature. The thanks are also due to Professor Haiyan Li (College of Life Sciences, Guangzhou University) for collecting the specimens.


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Received: 2016-9-30
Revised: 2017-3-6
Accepted: 2017-4-20
Published Online: 2017-7-5
Published in Print: 2017-9-26

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