Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 61, Issue 2, pp 123–142 | Cite as

Taxonomic revision of the cestodes of the family Progynotaeniidae (Cyclophyllidea) parasitising stone curlews (Charadriiformes: Burhinidae)

  • Pavel N. Nikolov
  • Boyko B. Georgiev
  • Evgeniy V. Gvozdev
  • Vladimir D. Gulyaev


The type series of Progynotaenia evaginata Fuhrmann, 1909 from Burhinus senegalensis in Sudan, P. foetida Meggitt, 1928 from B. oedicnemus in Egypt and Angularia australis Maplestone, 1921 from B. grallarius in Australia are redescribed. As a comparative material, specimens of P. evaginata from B. oedicnemus in Kazakhstan were studied. The type-series of P. evaginata and P. foetida were found to be heterogeneous due to the presence of scoleces and fragments of cestodes of the genus Stenovaria Spasskii & Borgarenko, 1973 (Dilepididae). For P. foetida, a lectotype is designated. P. foetida is recognised as a synonym of P. evaginata (new synonymy). Angularia australis, previously considered a member of the Dilepididae, is transferred to the Progynotaeniidae as a synonym of P. evaginata (new synonymy). The synonymy of P. indica Johri, 1963 with P. evaginata, proposed by Ryzhikov & Tolkacheva (1981), is supported. The host range and the geographical distribution of P. evaginata are restricted to birds of the genus Burhinus from the Eastern Hemisphere.


Geographical Distribution Host Range Type Series Taxonomic Revision Comparative Material 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pavel N. Nikolov
    • 1
  • Boyko B. Georgiev
    • 1
    • 2
  • Evgeniy V. Gvozdev
    • 3
  • Vladimir D. Gulyaev
    • 4
  1. 1.Central Laboratory of General EcologyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofia
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyThe Natural History MuseumUK
  3. 3.Institute of ZoologyNational Academy of Sciences of the Republic of KazakhstanAlmatyKazakhstan
  4. 4.Institute for Systematics and Ecology of AnimalsSiberian Branch, Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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