Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 91, Issue 3, pp 261–271 | Cite as

Description of Diorchisthracica n. sp. (Cestoda, Hymenolepididae) from the ruddy shelduck Tadornaferruginea (Pallas) (Anseriformes, Anatidae) in Bulgaria

  • Margarita H. Marinova
  • Boyko B. Georgiev
  • Gergana P. Vasileva
Article

Abstract

Diorchis thracica n. sp. (Cestoda, Cyclophyllidea, Hymenolepididae) is described from the ruddy shelduck Tadorna ferruginea (Pallas) (Aves, Anseriformes, Anatidae), collected in the vicinities of Radnevo, Stara Zagora Region, Bulgaria. The new species is differentiated from other members of Diorchis Clerc, 1903 by possessing rostellar hooks with length of 36 µm, a thick-walled cirrus-sac with strong longitudinal muscular fibres in its middle part and a copulatory vagina with two sphincters. Main morphological criteria for distinguishing species of the genus Diorchis are discussed.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Margarita H. Marinova
    • 1
  • Boyko B. Georgiev
    • 2
  • Gergana P. Vasileva
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureThracian UniversityStara ZagoraBulgaria
  2. 2.Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem ResearchBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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