Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 151–153 | Cite as

A new species of Thelandros (Nematoda, Oxyuroidea, Pharyngodonidae) in Leiolepis reevesi (Sauria, Agamidae) from Vietnam

  • Bui Thi Dung
  • Charles R. Bursey
  • Stephen R. Goldberg
Article

Abstract

Thelandros vietnamensis sp. nov. (Oxyuroidea, Pharyngodonidae) from the intestines of an agamid lizard, Leiolepis reevesi, collected in Vietnam is described and illustrated. Thelandros vietnamensis represents the 3rd Oriental species to be described and is distinguished from all other species by length of spicule (485–536 μm) of the male; all other species have spicules less than 200 μm.

Keywords

Thelandros vietnamensis sp. nov. Nematoda Leiolepis reevesi Sauria Vietnam 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bui Thi Dung
    • 1
  • Charles R. Bursey
    • 2
  • Stephen R. Goldberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ParasitologyInstitute of Ecology and Biological ResourcesCau GiayHanoiVietnam
  2. 2.Department of BioloPennsylvania State UniversitySharonUSA
  3. 3.Department of BiologyWhittier CollegeWhittierUSA

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