Ascaridoid nematodes of amphibians and reptiles: Angusticaecum and Krefftascaris n.g.

Sprent J.F.A. (1980) Ascaridoid nematodes of amphibians and reptiles: Angusticaecum and Krefftascaris n.g.. Journal of Helminthology, 54 1: 55-73. doi:10.1017/S0022149X00006350


Author Sprent J.F.A.
Title Ascaridoid nematodes of amphibians and reptiles: Angusticaecum and Krefftascaris n.g.
Journal name Journal of Helminthology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1475-2697
Publication date 1980
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0022149X00006350
Volume 54
Issue 1
Start page 55
End page 73
Total pages 19
Subject 2405 Parasitology
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract Ascaridoid nematodes reported from terrestrial and freshwater chelonians are described under two monotypic genera, Angusticaecum and a new genus Krefftascaris respectively. The former genus contains A. holopterum (Rudolphi, 1819) Baylis, 1920 [synonym A. brevispiculum Chapin, 1924], reported in the natural state from testudinid and emydid tortoises in Europe, U.S.S.R., Iran, Brazil and North Africa. The latter genus contains a new species, K. parmenteri, reported from chelid freshwater turtles in Eastern Australia. It is concluded that the former is most closely related to species in other genera in terrestrial reptiles, whereas the latter is closest to Gedoelstascaris spp. in crocodilians. Host-parasite relationships over evolutionary time between ascaridoids and chelonians are discussed.
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