Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp 45–63

Taxonomic revision of Hilmylepis Skryabin & Matevosyan, 1942 (Cyclophyllidea: Hymenolepididae)

  • G.P. Vasileva
  • C. Vaucher
  • V.V. Tkach
  • T. Genov
Article

DOI: 10.1023/B:SYPA.0000038446.29832.7d

Cite this article as:
Vasileva, G., Vaucher, C., Tkach, V. et al. Syst Parasitol (2004) 59: 45. doi:10.1023/B:SYPA.0000038446.29832.7d

Abstract

Three species of Hilmylepis Skryabin & Matevosyan, 1942 are redescribed: H. nagatyi (Hilmy, 1936) from shrews Crocidura foxi, C. theresae, C. giffardi and C. occidentalis in the Ivory Coast; H. raillieti (Joyeux & Baer, 1950) on the basis of syntypes from C. russula in France; and H. prokopici Genov, 1970 from C. leucodon and C. suaveolens in Bulgaria. The holotype of H. sharpiloi Tkach & Velikanov, 1990 from Diplomesodon pulchellum in Turkmenistan is figured and a brief description of the species, based on that of Tkach & Velikanov (1990), is presented. The major reliable diagnostic characters of Hilmylepis are re-evaluated. The number and length of the rostellar hooks, the shape of the rostellum and the host-range of Hilmylepis spp. are considered as the main distinguishing characters applicable at the species level. An amended generic diagnosis and an identification key to Hilmylepis spp. are presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G.P. Vasileva
    • 1
  • C. Vaucher
    • 2
  • V.V. Tkach
    • 3
    • 4
  • T. Genov
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Laboratory of General EcologyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, PO BoxGeneva 6Switzerland
  3. 3.Department of BiologyUniversity of North Dakota Grand ForksGrand ForksUSA
  4. 4.Institute of ParasitologyPolish Academy of SciencesWarsawPoland

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