Ascaridoid nematodes of amphibians and reptiles: Polydelphis, Travassosascaris n.g. and Hexametra

Sprent J.F.A. (1978) Ascaridoid nematodes of amphibians and reptiles: Polydelphis, Travassosascaris n.g. and Hexametra. Journal of Helminthology, 52 4: 355-384. doi:10.1017/S0022149X00005617


Author Sprent J.F.A.
Title Ascaridoid nematodes of amphibians and reptiles: Polydelphis, Travassosascaris n.g. and Hexametra
Journal name Journal of Helminthology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1475-2697
Publication date 1978
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1017/S0022149X00005617
Volume 52
Issue 4
Start page 355
End page 384
Total pages 30
Subject 2405 Parasitology
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract The ascaridoid nematodes with more than two uterine branches, which occur in snakes and lizards, are grouped into three genera: (1) Polydelphis (without interlabia, with four uterine branches) containing the type species, p. anoura, occurring in Old World pythons, with p. brachycheilos as a species dubium. (2) Travassosascaris, a new genus with interlabia and with four uterine branches, with type species T. araujoi (new name for p. quadrangularis (Schneider) of Araujo, 1969) occurring in New World rattlesnakes. (3) Hexametra (without interlabia, with six uterine branches) containing species in lizards and snakes. In lizards, H. hexametra (type species), H. applanata, H. angusticaecoides and H. rotundicaudata are tentatively differentiated. In snakes, two Hexametra species are tentatively differentiated: (1) H. boddaertii (with three synonyms) in New World pit vipers and colubrids; (2) H. quadricornis (with twenty-two synonyms) in Old World viperids, elapids and colubrids. The morphology, host range, geographical distribution, development and harmful effects of these species are discussed.
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