Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 58, Issue 1, pp 37–49 | Cite as

Two new species of Hymenolepis (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae) from Spalacidae and Muridae (Rodentia) from eastern Palearctic

  • Arseny A. Makarikov
  • Vasyl V. Tkach
Original Paper


Previously unrecognized species of the genus Hymenolepis are described based on specimens from spalacid and murid (Murinae) rodents. Hymenolepis rymzhanovi sp. nov. from the Siberian zokor, Myospalax myospalax (Laxmann), from East Kazakhstan, and H. apodemi sp. nov. from Eurasian field mice, Apodemus peninsulae (Thomas), A. uralensis (Pallas) and A. agrarius (Pallas), from the south of Russian Far East, western Siberia and south-eastern Kazakhstan are characterized. The new species differ from other species of the genus by the morphology of the scolex, the relative position and length of the cirrus-sac and the relative position and arrangement of the testes. Differential criteria of species of Hymenolepis (sensu stricto) are also discussed.


Cestoda Hymenolepis diagnosis Hymenolepis rymzhanovi sp. nov. Hymenolepis apodemi sp. nov. eastern Palearctic rodents Apodemus Myospalax 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Department of BiologyUniversity of North DakotaGrand ForksUSA

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