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A new species of Orientatractis (Nematoda: Atractidae) from the tortoise Indotestudo elongata (Blyth) in China

Baochen Liu, Zuozhen Li and Luping Zhang
From the journal Acta Parasitologica

Abstract

A new species of nematode, Orientatractis longicaudata n. sp. is described from the intestine of Indotestudo elongata (Blyth) (Testudinidae) from Zoo of Tianjin, Tianjin, China. The new species can be easily distinguished from its congers by having longer tail, by the length of gubernaculum and left spicule, and by the numbers of caudal papillae. This is first species of Orientatractis Petter, 1966 reported in China. A key to the species of Orientatractis is provided.

Acknowledgements

The authors wish to thank Dr. David González Solís (Parasitología del Necton, ECOSUR-Unidad Chetumal, Mexico) and Dr. Cláudia Portes Santos (Laboratório de Avaliação e Promoção da Saúde Ambiental, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Brazil) for providing important literatures. The thanks are also due to Professor Zhaozhi Qiu (College of Life Sciences, Nankai University) for collecting the specimens.

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Received: 2018-08-10
Revised: 2018-08-21
Accepted: 2018-08-23
Published Online: 2018-10-18
Published in Print: 2018-12-19

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