Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp 311–315 | Cite as

A new species of Aspiculuris Schulz, 1924 (Nematoda, Heteroxynematidae) from the gray-sided vole, Clethrionomys rufocanus (Rodentia, Cricetidae), from Tianjin, China

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Abstract

Aspiculuris tianjinensis sp. nov. recovered from the intestine of Clethrionomys rufocanus from Tianjin, China is described and illustrated using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The new species differs from congeners in the shape of the cervical alae, and the number and arrangement of caudal papillae.

Keywords

Aspiculuris tianjinensis sp. nov. Clethrionomys rufocanus China Tianjin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Life SciencesHebei Normal UniversityShijiazhuang, Hebei ProvinceChina
  2. 2.Botou Vocational CollegeBotou, Hebei ProvinceChina
  3. 3.College of Life SciencesHenan Normal UniversityXinxiangChina

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