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Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 60, Issue 1, pp 112–115 | Cite as

New species of Oswaldofilaria (Nematoda; Filarioidea; Onchocercidae) and other helminths in Acanthosaura cardamomensis (Sauria; Agamidae) from Indochina Peninsula

  • Charles R. BurseyEmail author
  • Stephen R. Goldberg
  • Lee L. Grismer
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Abstract

Oswaldofilaria acanthosauri sp. nov. from the body cavity of the Cardamom Mountain horned agamid, Acanthosaura cardamomensis (Sauria: Agamidae), collected in Pursat Province, Cambodia is described. Of the 14 species assigned to Oswaldofilaria, O. acanthosauri sp. nov. is most similar to those species with spicular ratio of less than 2, namely, O. brevicaudata and O. chlamydosauri. Oswaldofilaria acanthosauri sp. nov. is easily separated from these 2 species in that O. brevicaudata is a South American species and in O. chlamydosauri the distal ends of the spicules are pointed not blunt. Mature individuals of 2 additional species of Nematoda, Meteterakis singaporensis and Orneoascaris sandoshami, as well as larvae assignable to Ascariidae were found. Acanthosaura cardamomensis represents a new host record for Meteterakis singaporensis, Orneoascaris sandoshami and Ascariidae (larvae).

Keywords

Nematoda Filarioidea Oswaldofilaria acanthosauri sp. nov. Sauria Agamidae Acanthosaura cardamomensis Cambodia Meteterakis singaporensis Orneoascaris sandoshmai 

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© W. Stefański Institute of Parasitology, PAS 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles R. Bursey
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stephen R. Goldberg
    • 2
  • Lee L. Grismer
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyPennsylvania State UniversitySharonUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyWhittier CollegeWhittierUSA
  3. 3.Department of BiologyLa Sierra UniversityRiversideUSA

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