A new species of Linstowia (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) from marsupials in Bolivia

S. L. Gardner, M. L. Campbell

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Abstract

A new species of cestode of the genus Linstowia (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) is described from marsupials of the genera Thylamys and Monodelphis. The new species (Linstowia schmidti) differs from Linstowia iheringi Zschokke, 1904, in having a much smaller strobila and reduced number of proglottids, and in the distribution of the eggs in gravid proglottids. In Bolivia, cestodes of the genus Linstowia appear to have a restricted geographic distribution, occurring in marsupials only in southeastern Bolivia near the western margin of the Chaco. This host-parasite association may represent an ecological-historical relict.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)795-799
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume78
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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