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Description of a new species of Rhabdias Stiles and Hassall, 1905 (Nematoda: Rhabdiasidae) from Western Himalayan foothills (Uttarakhand), India

  • Pallab Maity , Anjum N. Rizvi EMAIL logo , Charles R. Bursey and Parthiba Basu
From the journal Acta Parasitologica


Rhabdias garhwalensis sp. nov. from the lungs of Duttaphrynus himalayanus (Günther, 1864) collected in Kimoi Tehsil, district Tehri Garhwal (Uttarakhand), India is described and illustrated. Rhabdias garhwalensis sp. nov. represents the 15th species described from the Oriental zoogeographical zone and the 9th species from India. The new species is differentiated from the closely related Oriental species in having 6 lips, cup–shaped buccal cavity with muscular striations in the posterior region and smaller esophagus to body length ratio. In addition to the new species, a second species, Cosmocercoides bufonis Karve, 1944, was found in the large intestine of D. himalayanus.


Authors are grateful to Dr. Kailash Chandra, Director, Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Kolkata for facilities and encouragements. Authors are also thankful to Officer in Charge, and Field staffs of ZSI, Dehradun.


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Received: 2018-06-07
Revised: 2018-06-16
Accepted: 2018-07-17
Published Online: 2018-10-18
Published in Print: 2018-12-19

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