Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 22, Issue 3, pp 205–213

Pluviantaenia kassalensis n. g., n. sp. (Davaineidae), a new cestode from the Egyptian plover Pluvianus aegyptius (L.) in the Sudan


  • Arlene Jones
    • International Institute of Parasitology
  • Lotfi F. Khalil
    • International Institute of Parasitology
  • Rodney A. Bray
    • Department of ZoologyThe Natural History Museum

DOI: 10.1007/BF00009667

Cite this article as:
Jones, A., Khalil, L.F. & Bray, R.A. Syst Parasitol (1992) 22: 205. doi:10.1007/BF00009667


Pluviantaenia kassalensis n. g., n. sp. (Davaineidae), from the intestine of Pluvianus aegyptius (Charadriiformes, Glareolidae) in the Kassala area of the Sudan, differs from other davaineid cestodes in having an armed scolex with an inflated pseudorostellum terminating in two fan-shaped lobes, in the absence of suckers, the presence of a very large sucker-like genital atrium provided distally with a powerful sphincter, and the presence of a thin-walled cirrus-sac, smaller than the genital atrium, enclosing a robust, armed cirrus. The genital atrium cirrus-sac complex, but not the female organs, may be duplicated bilaterally and/or additional sets may occur in marginal or submarginal positions.

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