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Further study on Physaloptera clausaRudolphi, 1819 (Spirurida: Physalopteridae) from the Amur hedgehog Erinaceus amurensis Schrenk (Eulipotyphla: Erinaceidae)

Hui-Xia Chen, Hui-Dong Ju, Yang Li and Liang Li
From the journal Acta Parasitologica


In the present study, light and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were used to further study the detailed morphology of Physaloptera clausaRudolphi, 1819, based on the material collected from the Amur hedgehog E. amurensis Schrenk in China. The results revealed a few previously unreported morphological features and some morphological and morphometric variability between our specimens and the previous studies. The present supplementary morphological characters and morphometric data could help us to recognize this species more accurately.


This study was supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Hebei Province (Grant No. C2016205088) "and the Youth Top Talent Support Program of Hebei Province for Dr. Liang Li.


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Received: 2017-6-7
Revised: 2017-8-16
Accepted: 2017-8-21
Published Online: 2017-10-15
Published in Print: 2017-12-20

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