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Volume 63, Issue 4


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

Charles R. Bursey
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Published Online: 2018-10-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2018-0079


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.

Keywords: Nematoda; Falcaustra tintlwini sp; nov; Testudines; Batagur trivittata; Myanmar


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About the article

Received: 2018-05-02

Revised: 2018-05-13

Accepted: 2018-06-08

Published Online: 2018-10-18

Published in Print: 2018-12-19

Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 63, Issue 4, Pages 669–677, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ap-2018-0079.

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