Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 63, Issue 1, pp 51–58 | Cite as

Description of Triaenorhina burti n. sp. (Cestoda: Paruterinidae) from the Malabar trogon Harpactes fasciatus (Pennant) (Aves: Trogoniformes: Trogonidae) in Sri Lanka

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Triaenorhina burti n. sp. (Cyclophyllidea: Paruterinidae) is described from Harpactes fasciatus (Trogoniformes: Trogonidae) from the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. The new species is characterised by: a body 24–32 mm long; 44 rostellar hooks alternating in two closely adjacent regular rows, with lengths of 63–65 μm (anterior row) and 39–41 μm (posterior row); regularly alternating genital pores; testes divided into two groups by the ovary and vitellarium; a gravid uterus forming a single oval sac; and a cylindrical paruterine organ not reaching the anterior proglottis margin. A key to the seven recognised species of Triaenorhina Spasskii & Shumilo, 1965 is presented.

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We are grateful to Dr R.A. Bray for reading the manuscript and for useful suggestions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ZoologyNatural History MuseumLondonUK
  2. 2.Central Laboratory of General EcologyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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