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Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp 80–84 | Cite as

Cosmocercoides himalayanus sp. nov. (Nematoda, Cosmocercidae) in Duttaphrynus himalayanus (Amphibia, Anura) from Dehradun (Uttarakhand), India

  • Anjum N. Rizvi
  • Charles R. Bursey
Original Paper

Abstract

Cosmocercoides himalayanus sp. nov. (Nematoda, Cosmocercidae) from the large intestine of Duttaphrynus himalayanus (Amphibia, Anura) from Dehradun, India is described and illustrated. Cosmocercoides himalayanus sp. nov. represents the 21st species assigned to the genus and the 9th species from the Oriental biogeographical region. Cosmocercoides himalayanus sp. nov. differs from the previously described Oriental species in number and position of rosette papillae; it is the only species possessing 24 or more rosette papillae to have 4 postcloacal papillae. In addition, a list of species assigned to Cosmocercoides is provided; however, C. fotedari Arya, 1992 is removed from the genus and until further study is considered a species inquirenda.

Keywords

Nematoda Cosmocercoides himalayanus sp. nov. Anura Duttaphrynus himalayanus India 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Zoological Survey of India (ZSI)Northern Regional CentreDehradunIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiologyPennsylvania State University, Shenango CampusSharonUSA

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