Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 58, Issue 1, pp 119–125 | Cite as

Falcaustra sanjuanensis sp. nov. (Nematoda: Kathlaniidae) from Odontophrynus cf. barrioi (Anura: Cycloramphidae) from Argentina

  • Cynthya E. González
  • Eduardo A. Sanabria
  • Lorena B. Quiroga
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Abstract

Here, we describe a new kathlaniid nematode, Falcaustra sanjuanensis sp. nov., from the large intestine of Odontophrynus cf. barrioi (Anura: Cycloramphidae), from San Juan Province, Argentina. The new species belongs to the Falcaustra group that possesses a pseudosucker. It resembles F. andrias in the distribution pattern of caudal papillae (six precloacal, four adcloacal, 12 postcloacal, one unpaired median anterior to the cloaca) but differs from F. andrias in the following characters: the longer size of males and females (11.17–13.45 mm and 10.1–15.5 mm, respectively); the longer size and form of the gubernaculum (0.17–0.23 mm, triangular form); the arrangement of postcloacal papillae (three pairs on the ventral side, two pairs on the lateral side, one pair on the subventral side) and unpaired papilla anterior to the cloaca located on the protuberance. The species description is based on light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Falcaustra sanjuanensis sp. nov. represents the 12th Neotropical species assigned to the genus. Also, we added a key to Neotropical species of Falcaustra.

Keywords

Nematoda Falcaustra sanjuanensis sp. nov. Kathlaniidae Odontophrynus cf. barrioi Argentina 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cynthya E. González
    • 1
  • Eduardo A. Sanabria
    • 2
    • 3
  • Lorena B. Quiroga
    • 3
  1. 1.Centro de Ecología Aplicada del Litoral, ConicetCorrientesArgentina
  2. 2.Laboratorio de Investigaciones Andrológicas de Mendoza, Instituto de Histología y Embriología de Mendoza, Facultad de Ciencias MédicasUniversidad Nacional de Cuyo, Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencia y Técnica de Mendoza, CONICETMendozaArgentina
  3. 3.Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Físicas y NaturalesUniversidad Nacional de San JuanSan JuanArgentina

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