A RE-DESCRIPTION OF PROGAMOTAENIA EWERSI (SCHMIDT, 1975) (CESTODA: ANOPLOCEPHALIDAE) FROM WALLABIES AND KANGAROOS (MACROPODIDAE) WITH THE DESCRIPTION OF A NEW SPECIES, PROGAMOTAENIA UALABATI N. SP.
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA | ROYAL SOC SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC | Published : 2009
A new species of anoplocephalid cestode, Progamotaenia ualabati n. sp., is described from the small intestines of the wallabies Wallabia bicolor (Desmarest, 1804) and Macropus parma Waterhouse, 1845. It most closely resembles P. ewersi (Schmidt, 1975) in having an ovoid cirrus sac which does not extend into the medulla, but differs in strobilar width, the length of the distal vagina, the asymmetry ratio of the female genitalia and the shape of the egg. Progamotaenia ewersi is redescribed from the type host, M. agilis (Gould, 1842). Specimens from this host species differ from those found in M. fuliginosus (Desmarest, 1817) and M. giganteus Shaw, 1790 in scolex size and from specimens from M...View full abstract
Thanks are due to D.M. Spratt for contributing material and for reading a draft of the manuscript, to S. Shamsi for sequencing the material from M. giganteus, to M. Hu for analysis of the additional sequence data and the preparation of Fig. 2 and to G. Anderson for statistical analyses. D. Stemmer (SAM) is thanked for access to material and for the registration of numerous new slides. This project was supported financially by the Australian Biological Resources Study.