Two new species of the genusMonocercomonoides travis, 1932 (protozoa: Mastigophora) from reptiles

  • R. Krishnamurthy


The paper contains an account of two new species of flagellates,Monocercomonoides singhi n.sp., from the chameleon in Hyderabad (A.P.) andMonocercomonoides mehdii n.sp., from the garden lizard in Aurangabad (M.S.). The former measures 8·72 × 7·25µ and is characterized by a short rod-like funis and a J- or L-shaped axostyle but is devoid of a pelta. The latter is much larger, measuring 11·44 × 10·57µ, and has a thin and straight axostyle but is devoid of both funis and pelta.


Large Intestine Methyl Alcohol Intestinal Protozoan Anterior Flagellum Chromatic Ring 
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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Krishnamurthy
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyMarathwada UniversityAurangabad, Maharashtra

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