Abstract

Cestodes collected from a variety of species of rodents of the genera Chiruromys Thomas, 1888, Hydromys Geoffroy, 1804, Melomys Thomas, 1922, Paramelomys Rümmler, 1936, Pogonomys Milne-Edwards, 1877, Rattus Fischer de Waldheim, 1803 and Uromys Peters, 1867 from New Guinea and adjacent islands are reported. The species most frequently encountered was the cosmopolitan species Hymenolepis diminuta (Rudolphi, 1819) with a single occurrence of the related hymenolepidid Rodentolepis fraterna (Stiles, 1906). Davaineid cestodes were common with Raillietina celebensis (Janicki, 1902) and R. melomyos Jones & Anderson, 1996 being found in several host species. Paroniella blanchardi (Parona, 1897) is reported and is redescribed together with an apparently novel species of Paroniella Fuhrmann, 1920. Two species of Bertiella Stiles & Hassall, 1902, B. anapolytica Baylis, 1934 and B. musasabi Yamaguti, 1942 were encountered considerably extending their known host and geographical ranges. Mathevotaenia niuguiniensis Beveridge, 2008, previously reported from New Guinea was found in additional host species. A dilepidid cestode species was also found but the material available was insufficient to allow identification. Numerous new host species are reported for the cestodes described.

 
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Short Form
Beveridge and Smales, 2017. Rec. Aust. Mus. 69(6): 451–460
Author
Ian Beveridge; Lesley R. Smales
Year
2017
Title
Cestode parasites (Platyhelminthes) of rodents from New Guinea and adjacent islands with a redescription of Paroniella blanchardi (Parona, 1897) (Davaineidae)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
69
Issue
6
Start Page
451
End Page
460
DOI
10.3853/j.2201-4349.69.2017.1667
Language
EN
Date Published
22 November 2017
Cover Date
22 November 2017
ISSN
ISSN 0067-1975 (print); ISSN 2201-4349 (online)
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
TAXONOMY; PLATYHELMINTHES: CESTODA; PARASITOLOGY; NEW GUINEA
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22 November 2017
Available Online
22 November 2017
Reference Number
1667
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