Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 55, Issue 1, pp 66–70 | Cite as

Redescription of Monodontella giraffae Yorke et Maplestone, 1926 (Nematoda, Ancylostomatidae) from a giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis, from Zoo in China, with a discussion on the taxonomic status of Monodontella

  • Zhu Ming
  • Li Zhang
  • Luping Zhang


Monodontella giraffae Yorke et Maplestone, 1926 was collected from the biliary duct of liver of a dead giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis (Linnaeus) from the Tianjin Zoo, Tianjin, China. A redescription of this species was made using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The lateral alae and the detailed structures of the spicules and genital cone were observed for the first time by SEM. The taxonomic status of the genus is discussed.


Nematoda Ancylostomatidae Monodontella giraffae Giraffa camelopardalis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Life ScienceHebei Normal UniversityShijiazhuang, HebeiChina
  2. 2.Department of BiologyCangzhou Teachers CollegeCangzhou, HebeiChina

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