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Tapeworms of Elasmobranchs (Part II): A Monograph on the Diphyllidea: (Platyhelminthes, Cestoda)

Series: Bulletin of the University of Nebraska State Museum Volume: 20

By: Gaines Albert Tyler

142 pages, Figs, distrib maps

University of Nebraska State Museum

Paperback | Dec 2006 | #164762
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This monograph is a synthesis of the diversity, systematics, host associations, and biogeography of the Diphyllidea. A thorough review of the literature resulted in the transfer of Diagonobothrium into Diphyllidea as a genus inquirendum. The genus Yogeshwaria was transferred to Diphyllidea as a synonym of Echinobothrium. Its only species, E. nagabhushani n. comb., is considered to be a species inquirenda. New collections resulted in the description of a new species of Echinobothrium. Type and/or voucher specimens for 32 of 36 valid diphyllidean species (including the new species) were examined using light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. All 32 species examined were redescribed and figured.

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