Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 53–57 | Cite as

A new species of Mathevotaenia (Cestoda, Anoplocephalidae, Linstowiinae) from the lizard Sceloporus malachiticus (Squamata, Phrynosomatidae) from Panama

  • Charles R. BurseyEmail author
  • Stephen R. Goldberg
  • Sam R. TelfordJr.


Mathevotaenia panamaensis sp. nov. (Cestoda, Anoplocephalidae, Linstowiinae) from a green spiny lizard, Sceloporus malachiticus, collected in Panama is described. This is the first species of Mathevotaenia reported from a lizard host. The new species is most similar to Mathevotaenia bivittata in that mature eggs are concentrated along the lateral margins of the proglottids. Major differences between the two species include oval cirrus sac in M. bivittata, a spherical cirrus sac in M. panamaensis; ovary compact consisting of 10–15 short lobules in M. bivittata, ovary bilobed with each lobe consisting of 3–4 lobules in M. panamaensis.


Cestoda Mathevotaenia panamaensis Squamata Sceloporus malachiticus Panama 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles R. Bursey
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stephen R. Goldberg
    • 2
  • Sam R. TelfordJr.
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyPennsylvania State UniversitySharonUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyWhittier CollegeWhittierUSA
  3. 3.The Florida Museum of Natural HistoryUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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