Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 56, Issue 1, pp 48–53 | Cite as

Two species of the genus Kalicephalus Molin, 1861 (Nematoda, Diaphanocephaloidea) from the water monitor, Varanus salvator (Laurenti, 1768) in Guangdong Province, China

  • Haoji Zhang
  • Shuqian Zhang
  • Luping Zhang


Two species of Kalicephalus Molin, 1861 were collected from the intestine of Varanus salvator (Laurenti, 1768) from Guangdong Wildlife Rescue Centre, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. Kalicephalus (Kalicephalus) guangdongensis sp. nov. is similar to K. (K.) schadi Ogden, 1966 and K. (K.) schadi fotedari Kalia et Nayital, 1989 in having extremely long spicules, but differs from the latter in the relative length of spicules (spicules longer than the total body length instead of spicules almost three quarters of the total body length). Kalicephalus (Kalicephalus) schadi fotedari Kalia et Nayital, 1989 is reported for the first time in China, and Varanus salvator is a new host record.


Nematoda Kalicephalus new species Varanus salvator China 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Life ScienceFoshan UniversityFoshan, Guangdong ProvinceChina
  2. 2.College of Life SciencesHebei Normal UniversityShijiazhuang, Hebei ProvinceChina

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