Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 54, Issue 1, pp 41–44 | Cite as

A new species of Falcaustra (Nematoda, Kathlaniidae) from Cnemaspis aff. tro pidogaster (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from Sri Lanka

  • Charles R. Bursey
  • Stephen R. Goldberg
  • A. M. Bauer


Falcaustra desilvai sp. nov. (Ascaridida, Kathlaniidae) from the large intestine of Cnemaspis aff. tropidogaster (Squamata, Gekkonidae) is described and illustrated. Falcaustra desilvai represents the 4th nematode species from Sri Lanka to be assigned to the genus and is distinguished from other Sri Lankan species by the distribution pattern of caudal papillae (12 precloacal, 2 adcloacal, 10 postcloacal, and 1 median), length of spicules (956–1046 μm) and absence of a pseudosucker.


Nematoda Falcaustra desilvai Squamata Cnemaspis aff. tropidogaster Sri Lanka 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles R. Bursey
    • 1
  • Stephen R. Goldberg
    • 2
  • A. M. Bauer
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyPennsylvania State UniversitySharonUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyWhittier CollegeWhittierUSA
  3. 3.Department of BiologyVillanova UniversityVillanovaUSA

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