Journal article

Rugonema labiatum n. g., n. sp (Nematoda : Strongyloidea) from the stomach of Macropus irma (Marsupialia : Macropodidae) from Western Australia

I Beveridge

SYSTEMATIC PARASITOLOGY | KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL | Published : 1999

Abstract

Rugonema labiatum n. g., n. sp. is described from the stomach of Macropus irma (Jourdan) from Western Australia. The new genus possesses four branches to the dorsal ray, has a cylindrical buccal capsule and lacks a cervical groove, placing it within the subfamily Cloacininae Stossich, 1899. The presence of a prominently striated buccal capsule and labial as well as cephalic collars places the genus within the tribe Pharyngostrongylinea Popova, 1952, but it is distinguished from all existing genera within the tribe by the possession of four lips. The presence of lips is an important characteristic of the related tribe Zoniolaiminea (Popova, 1952) and the characters used in distinguishing thes..

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