A new species of Mathevotaenia (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) and other tapeworms from marsupials in Argentina

Mariel L. Campbell, Scott Lyell Gardner, Graciela T. Navone

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Cestodes are reported from Didelphis albiventris Lund, 1840 and Micoureus cinereus Temminck, 1824 (Marsupialia: Didelphidae) in Argentina. These include a new species of Mathevotaenia Akhumyan, 1946 (Cestoda: Anoplocephalata) as well as M. bivittata (Janicki, 1904) and an unknown hymenolepidid cestode. Mathevotaenia argentinensis n. sp. is characterized by a relatively narrow strobila, 18-37 mm in total length and 1.0-1.5 mm in maximum width, 135-163 craspedote proglottids, 19-27 testes, and a muscular genital atrium. This species differs from M. didelphidis (Rudolphi, 1819) in the disposition of the genital ducts between the excretory canals and in the entrance of the vagina into the genital atrium posterior to the cirrus pouch; from M. paraguayae Schmidt and Martin, 1978 in the disposition of the genital ducts, absence of a seminal receptacle, and presence of an armed cirrus; and from M. boliviana Sawada and Harada, 1986 and M. pennsylvanica Chandler and Melvin, 1951 in the presence of an armed cirrus. Linstowiines appear to be the dominant cestodes in New World marsupials, with M. bivittata representing the most prevalent and widely distributed species. The hymenolepidid is the first record of this family in Neotropical marsupials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1181-1185
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume89
Issue number6
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StatePublished - Dec 1 2003

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Anoplocephalidae
Marsupialia
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marsupial
Argentina
cirrus
Metatheria
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new species
Didelphis albiventris
Didelphis
Didelphidae
Opossums
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vagina
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A new species of Mathevotaenia (Cestoda : Anoplocephalidae) and other tapeworms from marsupials in Argentina. / Campbell, Mariel L.; Gardner, Scott Lyell; Navone, Graciela T.

In: Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 89, No. 6, 01.12.2003, p. 1181-1185.

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