Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 151–157

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

  • Ian Beveridge
  • R. A. Campbell


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Beveridge
    • 1
  • R. A. Campbell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary ScienceUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Department of BiologySoutheastern Massachusetts UniversityNorth DartmouthU.S.A.

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