Systematic Parasitology

, 66:43

Redescriptions of Monosertum parinum (Dujardin, 1845) and M. mariae (Mettrick, 1958) n. comb. from European passerine birds, with an amended generic diagnosis of Monosertum Bona, 1994 (Cestoda: Dilepididae)


DOI: 10.1007/s11230-006-9055-5

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Komisarovas, J. & Georgiev, B.B. Syst Parasitol (2007) 66: 43. doi:10.1007/s11230-006-9055-5


The type-species of Monosertum Bona, 1994, M. parinum (Dujardin, 1845), is redescribed on the basis of the neotype designated by Bona (1994). M. mariae (Mettrick, 1958) n. comb. (originally Paricterotaenia mariae Mettrick, 1958) is recorded and redescribed from Erithacus rubecula L. (Passeriformes: Turdidae) in the Kaliningradskaya Oblast’, Russia (new geographical record). An amended generic diagnosis of Monosertum is presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of EcologyVilnius UniversityVilnius-21Lithuania
  2. 2.Department of ZoologyNatural History MuseumLondonUK
  3. 3.Central Laboratory of General EcologyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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