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Volume 62, Issue 4

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

Hui-Xia Chen
  • Key Laboratory of Animal Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Hebei Province, College of Life Science, Hebei Normal University, 050024 Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province, P.R. China
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Published Online: 2017-10-15 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2017-0102

Abstract

In the present study, light and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were used to further study the detailed morphology of Physaloptera clausa Rudolphi, 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.

Keywords: Amur hedgehog Erinaceus amurensis; parasite; Physaloptera clausa; morphology; scanning electron microscopy (SEM)

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About the article

Received: 2017-06-07

Revised: 2017-08-16

Accepted: 2017-08-21

Published Online: 2017-10-15

Published in Print: 2017-12-20


Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 62, Issue 4, Pages 846–852, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2017-0102.

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