Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 229–236 | Cite as

Species of Typhlophoros von Linstow, 1906 (Nematoda: Ascaridoidea) in Old World crocodilians

  • J.F.A. Sprent


A new species of the genus Typhlophoros von Linstow, 1906, T. spratti, is described from the freshwater crocodile Crocodylus johnstoni and the saltwater crocodile C. porosus in northern Australia. Specimens of the new species could not be compared with the type-species, T. lamellaris, as no preserved specimens of the latter species are known to exist. The new species differs from the descriptions of von Linstow (1906) and Maplestone (1930) in the number of interlabial ridges, the form of the ventriculus and absence of lateral alae. The taxonomic status and affinities of Typhlophoros are discussed.


Saltwater Taxonomic Status Preserve Specimen Freshwater Crocodile Crocodylus Johnstoni 
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  • J.F.A. Sprent
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  1. 1.Department of ParasitologyUniversity of QueenslandSt. LuciaAustralia

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