Trematodes of the mongooseHerpestes edwardsii edwardsii Geoffroy from Visakhapatnam District
An examination of twelve specimens of mongoose from Visakhapatnam District yielded fourteen cysts with twoParagonimus compactus in each cyst from two hosts, and several specimens of a new species ofEuparadistomum (family: Dicrocoeliidae).E. herpestesi n.sp., differs from the hitherto known species in the ratio of testes to ventral sucker and the shape of ovary. There is a characteristic dorsal chamber of the receptaculum seminis which can be seen very clearly in whole mounts also.
KeywordsDigenetic trematodes Indian mongoose Herpestes edwardsii edwardsii Paragonimus compactus Euparadistomum
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