Equinurbia blakei n. sp. (Nematoda: Strongyloidea: Strongylidae) from the African Forest Elephant, Loxodonta cyclotis
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.
Carreno, Ramon A. and Kinsella, John, "Equinurbia blakei n. sp. (Nematoda: Strongyloidea: Strongylidae) from the African Forest Elephant, Loxodonta cyclotis" (2008). Zoology Faculty Work. 62.
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