Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 610–616 | Cite as

Spinicauda sumatrana sp. nov. (Nematoda: Heterakidae) from Ludeking’s Crested Dragon, Lophocalotes ludekingi (Agamidae), from the Bukit Barisan Range of Sumatra

  • Charles R. BurseyEmail author
  • Stephen R. Goldberg
  • Michael B. Harvey


Spinicauda sumatrana sp. nov. is described from the large intestine of Ludeking’s Crested Dragon, Lophocalotes ludekingi (Agamidae) from the Bukit Barisan Range of Sumatra. The new species is assigned to Spinicauda based on the presence of off-set lips in both male and female and a ventrally directed sucker combined with the absence of caudal alae in males. It is the 17th species assigned to the genus and differs from all congeners in the combination of spicule length, presence of a gubernaculum, presence of a tail filament and fourteen pairs of caudal papillae.


Nematoda Spinicauda sumatrana sp. nov. agamid lizard Lophocalotes ludekingi Sumatra 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles R. Bursey
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stephen R. Goldberg
    • 2
  • Michael B. Harvey
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiologyPennsylvania State UniversitySharonUSA
  2. 2.Department of BiologyWhittier CollegeWhittierUSA
  3. 3.Department of Biological SciencesBroward CollegeDavieUSA

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