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Anonchotaenia adhiraji sp.n. (Platyhelminthes:Cestoidea) from a Bird Hypsipetes madagascarensis from Arunachal Pradesh, India

  • Suranjana Banerjee
  • Buddhadeb Manna
  • A. K. Sanyal
Research Article


The genus Anonchotaenia Cohn, 1900 contains 23 valid species. In this paper Anonchotaenia adhiraji sp.n. obtained from the intestine of a bird Hypsipetes madagascarensis commonly known as black bulbul from Bomdila in Dirang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India is described and illustrated.The species is characterized by a large unarmed, square-shaped scolex; testes 7–8 in number arranged in two lateral groups and a voluminous paruterine organ that differentiates it from the rest of the described species in the genus. This is also the first report of the genus Anonchotaenia Cohn, 1900 from Arunachal Pradesh, India.


Anonchotaenia adhiraji sp.n. Hypsipetes madagascarensis Bomdila Arunachal Pradesh India 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Suranjana Banerjee
    • 1
  • Buddhadeb Manna
    • 2
  • A. K. Sanyal
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoological Survey of IndiaKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Parasitilogy Research Unit, Department of ZoologyUniversity of CalcuttaKolkataIndia

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