Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 22, Issue 1, pp 39–44 | Cite as

Invalidation of the genus Zosteropicola Johnston, 1912 (Cestoda: Paruterinidae: Anonchotaeniinae)

  • Boyko B. Georgiev
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Abstract

The holotype of Anonchotaenia (Anonchotaenia) clelandi (Johnston, 1912) n. comb. (type-species of Zosteropicola Johnston, 1912) from Zosterops lateralis (Aves: Passeriformes: Zosteropidae) from New South Wales, Australia, is redescribed and figured. Its morphological characteristics correspond fully with the subgenus Anonchotaenia Cohn, 1900: scolex without rostellum and hooks, testes in one transverse row, genital ducts ventral to excretory canals, developing paruterine organ anteroaporal to uterus, vermiform oncospheres, etc. On this basis Zosteropicola is regarded as a junior synonym of the genus Anonchotaenia.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Boyko B. Georgiev
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  1. 1.Institute of ParasitologyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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