Redescription of Monodontella giraffae Yorke et Maplestone, 1926 (Nematoda, Ancylostomatidae) from a giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis, from Zoo in China, with a discussion on the taxonomic status of Monodontella

Author(s) Zhu Ming, Li Zhang and Luping Zhang
Year Published2010
JournalActa Parasitologica
Page Numbers66-70
Size2.52 MB
Abstract:

Monodontella giraffae Yorke et Maplestone, 1926 was collected from the biliary duct of liver of a dead giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis (Linnaeus) from the Tianjin Zoo, Tianjin, China. A redescription of this species was made using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The lateral alae and the detailed structures of the spicules and genital cone were observed for the first time by SEM. The taxonomic status of the genus is discussed.

Key Words: Nematoda, Ancylostomatidae, Monodontella giraffae, Giraffa camelopardalis

Authors: Zhu Ming, Li Zhang and Luping Zhang

Journal: Acta Parasitologica 


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