Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 229–235 | Cite as

Redescription of Chimaerula leonovi (Belogurov & Zueva, 1968) n. comb. (Cestoda, Dilepididae)

  • Gergana P. Vasileva
  • Boyko B. Georgiev
  • Todor Genov
Article

Abstract

Chimaerula leonovi (Belogurov & Zueva, 1968) n. comb. (syns Liga leonovi, Himantaurus leonovi), a parasite of Charadrius spp. in the Palaearctic, is redescribed on the basis of specimens from C. alexandrinus (Aves, Charadriiformes, Charadriidae) from Bulgaria (new geographical record). The new material differs from the original description in some metrical characters: the general measurements of the strobila and the number of proglottides, and measurements of the scolex, rostellar sheath, cirrus-sac and copulatory vagina. The generic diagnosis of Chimaerula Bona, 1994 is amended in order to conform with the morphology of C. leonovi.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gergana P. Vasileva
    • 1
  • Boyko B. Georgiev
    • 1
  • Todor Genov
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Laboratory of General EcologyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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