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J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 1994 Dec;24(3):543-52.

Two new species of Eumegacetes Looss, 1900 (Digenea: Eumegacetidae) from Egyptian birds.

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Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, Ain-Shams University, Egypt.

Abstract

Two new species of the genus Eumegacetes Looss, 1900 are described from avian hosts in Sharkia province, Egypt and these include Eumegacetes (Anterovitellum) pycnonotus n. sp. from the bulbul, Pycnonotus barbatus, and E. (Posthovitellum) hirundus n. sp. from the barn swallow Hirundo rustica saviginii. The descriptions are based primarily on differences in the shape and elevation of the intestinal caeca, the position of the genital opening and the shape and distribution of the vitelline follicles, testes, ovary and uterine loops.

PMID:
7844418
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