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Volume 60, Issue 3


New species of Prosotocus (Digenea; Pleurogenidae) and other helminths in Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Punjab, India

Charles R. Bursey
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Published Online: 2015-06-16 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0070


Prosotocus punjabensis sp. nov. (Digenea, Pleurogenidae) from the intestine of the water skipper, Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis (Anura, Dicroglossidae), from Punjab, India is described and illustrated. Prosotocus punjabensis sp. nov. is the 13th Oriental species assigned to the genus and is separated from its congeners based upon the morphology of the vitellaria and cecal terminations. In addition, E. cyanophlyctis was found to harbour three species of Nematoda, Aplectana macintoshii, Cosmocerca kalesari and an unidentified species assigned to Cosmocerca

Keywords : Prosotocus punjabensis sp. nov. Digenea; Aplectana sp.; Cosmocerca sp.; Euphlyctis cyanophlyctis; Anura; India


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About the article

Received: 2015-02-27

Revised: 2015-03-03

Accepted: 2015-03-25

Published Online: 2015-06-16

Published in Print: 2015-09-01

Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 60, Issue 3, Pages 494–499, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2015-0070.

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