Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 105–107

The stabilization of the nameDiorchis flavescens (Krefft, 1873) Johnston, 1912 (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae)

  • Rodney A. Bray
  • Michael D. B. Burt

DOI: 10.1007/BF00000144

Cite this article as:
Bray, R.A. & Burt, M.D.B. Syst Parasitol (1988) 12: 105. doi:10.1007/BF00000144


Diorchis flavescens (Krefft, 1873) Johnston, 1912 is considered the valid full citation of the name of a species of cestode from anseriform birds which has been confused withCloacotaenia megalops (Nitzsch in Creplin, 1829). Its status is based on the lectotype material and not on the original description. Czaplinski & Aeschlimann's (1987) renaming ofD. flavescens asD. thomasorum is not considered valid.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodney A. Bray
    • 1
  • Michael D. B. Burt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ZoologyBritish Museum (Natural History)LondonEngland
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada