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Acta Parasitol. 2013 Mar;58(1):105-11. doi: 10.2478/s11686-013-0117-y. Epub 2013 Feb 2.

A new genus of the family Hymenolepididae (Cestoda) from Sephanoides sephaniodes (Apodiformes, Trochilidae) in Northern Patagonia (Chile).

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Department of Invertebrates, Natural History Museum Geneva, PO Box 6434, 1211, Geneva 6, Switzerland.

Abstract

A new species of hymenolepidid cestodes from Sephanoides sephaniodes (Trochilidae) found in Chile is described. The most characteristic features of Colibrilepis pusilla gen. nov., sp. nov. are the lack of rostellum, a cirrus sac with a thick-walled distal end (separated by a constriction) and protruding into genital atrium, a thick-walled saccular uterus filling entire median field of the gravid proglottis and the small number of eggs containing thick walled embryophores with polar swellings. Staphylepis is the most similar genus but differs in its apical structure because of the presence of a rudimentary rostellum. Moreover, molecular phylogenetic analyses show that Staphylepis and Colibrilepis are not sister taxa.

PMID:
23377919
DOI:
10.2478/s11686-013-0117-y
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