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New Species of Falcaustra (Nematoda: Kathlaniidae) in Batagur trivittata (Testudines: Geoemydidae) from Myanmar

Charles R. Bursey and Steven G. Platt
From the journal Acta Parasitologica

Abstract

Falcaustra tintlwini sp. nov. (Ascaridida, Kathlaniidae) from the large intestine of Batagur trivittata (Testudines, Geoemydidae) is described and illustrated. Falcaustra tintlwini represents the 20th Oriental species assigned to the genus and is distinguished from other Oriental species by the distribution pattern of the caudal papillae (6 precloacal, 12 postcloacal, and 1 median), length of spicules (0.43-0.50 mm) and absence of a pseudosucker.

Acknowledgements

We thank the Minister of the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Director General and Deputy Director General of the Planning and Statistics Department of the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, Director General and Deputy Director General of the Forest Department and the Director of NWDC for their dedication to wildlife conservation in Myanmar and allowing us to conduct this survey. Tint Lwin, Myo Min Win, and Zaw Zaw assisted with parasite collections. Funding for this project was provided by Andy Sabin and the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, and Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund. Than Myint, Saw Htun, Colin Poole, and Rick Hudson have been instrumental in insuring the long-term success of our turtle conservation efforts in Myanmar. Comments from Peter Paul van Dijk and Thomas R. Rainwater improved an early draft of our manuscript

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Received: 2018-05-02
Revised: 2018-05-13
Accepted: 2018-06-08
Published Online: 2018-10-18
Published in Print: 2018-12-19

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