Systematic Parasitology

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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)

  • Jurijus Komisarovas
  • Boyko B. GeorgievEmail author


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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We are grateful to D.I. Gibson for reading the manuscript. R.A. Bray, C. Vaucher, J. Mariaux and D.I. Gibson kindly commented on the nomenclatural problems concerning the neotype designation for Monosertum parinum. The help with fieldwork provided by colleagues at the Biological Station of the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences is acknowledged. We are also grateful to L.F. Khalil and F. Moravec for the information about the collections of D.F. Mettrick and B. Ryšavý. This study was partly supported by Lithuanian State Science and Studies Foundation, grant no. C-06/2004(1).


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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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