Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 151–157

Redescription ofHalysiorhynchus macrocephalus (Cestoda: Trypanorhyncha), a genus newly recorded from the Australasian region


  • Ian Beveridge
    • Department of Veterinary ScienceUniversity of Melbourne
  • R. A. Campbell
    • Department of BiologySoutheastern Massachusetts University

DOI: 10.1007/BF00009607

Cite this article as:
Beveridge, I. & Campbell, R.A. Syst Parasitol (1992) 22: 151. doi:10.1007/BF00009607


Halysiorhynchus macrocephalus (Shipley & Hornell, 1906) is recorded for the first time from the Australasian region from the elasmobranch hostsDasyatis sephen (Forssk∢l, 1775),Himantura uarnak (Forssk∢l, 1775) andRhynchobatus djiddensis (Forssk∢l, 1775), all from northern Australia. A detailed description and generic diagnosis are given for the first time. The allocation of the genus to the family Mixodigmatidae Dailey & Vogelbein, 1982 is discussed.

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