Title

Equinurbia blakei n. sp. (Nematoda: Strongyloidea: Strongylidae) from the African Forest Elephant, Loxodonta cyclotis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2008

Publication Title

Comparative Parasitology

Volume Number

75

Issue Number

2

DOI

10.1654/4344.1

Abstract

Equinurbia blakei n. sp. is described based on adult female specimens from the colon of the African forest elephant, Loxodonta cyclotis (Matschie, 1900) collected in the Central African Republic, Africa. The newly described species differs from the only other representative of the genus, Equinurbia sipunculiformis (Baird, 1859), in having fewer external and internal leaf crown elements (46 of each vs. 50–58 in E. sipunculiformis). Several morphometric measurements also differ between E. blakei n. sp. and E. sipunculiformis. Equinurbia blakei n. sp. is the first Equinurbia species described from Loxodonta and from Africa.

ISSN

1525-2647

First Page

196

Last Page

199

Link Out URL

https://doi.org/10.1654/4344.1

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