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A new species of Spauligodon (Nematoda; Oxyuroidea; Pharyngodonidae) and other Nematodes in Cyrtodactylus epiroticus (Squamata; Gekkonidae) from Papua New Guinea

Charles R. Bursey, Stephen R. Goldberg and Fred Kraus
From the journal Acta Parasitologica

Abstract

Spauligodon papuensis sp. nov. from the large intestines of Cyrtodactylus epiroticus (Gekkonidae) from Papua New Guinea is described and illustrated. Spauligodon papuensis sp. nov. represents the 54th species assigned to the genus and the second species from the Oceanic Region. The new species is separated from congeners by the unique combination of aspinose filamentous tail and no spicule in the male; and spinose filamentous tail, fusiform, flanged eggs, and postbulbar vulva in the female. Four additional species of nematodes were also found in C. epiroticus: mature specimens of Cosmocerca zugi, Falcaustra papuensis, Physalopteroides milnensis and larvae of Abbreviata sp.

Acknowledgment

We thank C. Pecora for Figures 18, E. Teodoro and J. Arreola for dissecting specimens; J. Anamiato, M. Bun, and the many people of Ajoa for field assistance; A. Kakayo and M. Bun for logistical assistance and permission to work on their land; the Papua New Guinea (PNG) National Museum and Art Gallery for providing in-country collaborative assistance; and the PNG Department of Environment and Conservation, PNG National Research Institute, and Oro Provincial Government for permission to conduct this work. This research was supported by National Science Foundation grants DEB 0103794 and DEB 0743890.

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Received: 2017-6-18
Revised: 2017-8-9
Accepted: 2017-8-17
Published Online: 2017-10-15
Published in Print: 2017-12-20

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