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Redescription, generic allocation and synonymy of Decorataria magnilabiata (Molin, 1860) n. comb. (Nematoda: Spirurida: Acuariidae), a parasite of the roseate spoonbill Platalea ajaja L. (Aves: Threskiornithidae) in South America

  • Yasen Mutafchiev
  • Boyko B. GeorgievEmail author


Decorataria magnilabiata (Molin, 1860) n. comb. is proposed for Dispharagus magnilabiatus Molin, 1860 [= Acuaria (Cheilospirura) magnilabiata (Molin, 1860) Railliet, Henry & Sisoff, 1912; Cheilospirura magnilabiata (Molin, 1860) Stiles & Hassall, 1920; Dispharynx magnilabiata (Molin, 1860) Gendre, 1920] (Nematoda, Spirurida, Acuariidae), a parasite of the roseate spoonbill Platalea ajaja L. (Ciconiiformes, Threskiornithidae) known from Brazil, France (bird in captivity), Argentina and Cuba. The species is redescribed and illustrated on the basis of the type-series (from Brazil) in the Helminthological Collection of the Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna. Syncuaria diacantha Petter, 1961 [= Decorataria diacantha (P.) Skryabin, Sobolev & Ivashkin, 1965], originally described from Platalea ajaja in France (bird in captivity), is recognised as a junior synonym of Decorataria magnilabiata (new synonymy).


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Part of this study was carried out using the facilities of the Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, during the course of a research visit of the senior author funded by SYNTHESYS 2, AT-TAF-330 (EC FP7), and kindly hosted by Dr H. Sattmann. The visit of the senior author to the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, was funded by the EC FP7 project WETLANET, Grant No. 229802, and kindly hosted by Dr O. Bain. The study was also partly funded by the National Science Fund of the Republic of Bulgaria, Grant DO/02-271/18.12.08.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem ResearchBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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