Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 70, Issue 2, pp 147–158 | Cite as

Neoskrjabinolepis nuda n. sp. from shrews on Sakhalin Island, Russia, with a taxonomic review of Neoskrjabinolepis Spasskii, 1947 (Cestoda: Cyclophyllidea: Hymenolepididae)

  • Svetlana A. Kornienko
  • Vladimir D. Gulyaev
  • Yulia A. Mel’nikova
  • Boyko B. GeorgievEmail author


Neoskrjabinolepis (Neoskrjabinolepidoides) nuda n. sp. is described from the shrews Sorex unguiculatus (type-host), S. gracillimus, S. isodon and S. caecutiens on Sakhalin Island, Russia. The new species is characterised by: rostellar hooks 40–44 μm long and provided with small epiphyseal thickening of the handle; a long (95–100 μm) cirrus consisting of basal region with claw-shaped spines, a parabasal region with thin needle-shaped spines and an unarmed distal region; a cirrus-sac extending well into the median field; and 15–22 eggs per gravid uterus. A review of the species of Neoskrjabinolepis Spasskii, 1947 is presented. Currently, this genus includes nine species and is divided in two subgenera on the basis of strobilar development, which is gradual in the subgenus Neoskrjabinolepis (four species) and serial in the subgenus Neoskrjabinolepidoides Kornienko, Gulyaev & Mel’nikova, 2006 (five species). An amended generic diagnosis and an identification key to Neoskrjabinolepis spp. are presented.


Genital Atrium Palaearctic Region Emend Ferric Ammonium Sulphate Osmoregulatory Canal 
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We are grateful to V.E. Dokuchaev for his help in the field work. D.I. Gibson kindly advised us on a nomenclatural problem. This study was facilitated by the Research Co-operation Agreement between the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2006–2008. Substantial part of the work was funded by the Russian Fund of Fundamental Research, Grant (05–04-49010).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Svetlana A. Kornienko
    • 1
  • Vladimir D. Gulyaev
    • 1
  • Yulia A. Mel’nikova
    • 2
  • Boyko B. Georgiev
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Kedrovaya Pad Nature ReservePrimorskiyRussia
  3. 3.Central Laboratory of General EcologyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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