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Echinochasmus swabiensis n. sp. (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) from Black Kite (Milvus Migrans Migrans) in Swabi District, Pakistan

Published Online: 17 Jul 2018
Volume & Issue: Volume 62 (2018) - Issue 2 (June 2018)
Page range: 5 - 12
Received: 09 Aug 2017
Accepted: 14 Nov 2017
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Abstract

A new species of the genus Echinochasmushas been described from the small intestine of the black kite (Milvus m. migrans) collected from Swabi, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan and identified as E. swabiensis n. sp. The new species is different from its congeners in its body size; it has 22 collar spines which includes two corner spines on one side, four on the other side and eight marginal plus ventral spines on each side. There aretegumental-scale like spines interspersed on the anterior margin of the ventral sucker with a smaller, terminal oral sucker. The pharynx is nearly twice as large as the oral sucker, while the ventral sucker is nearly six times as large as the oral sucker. The suckers’ width ratio is 1 : 4.7 to 1 : 5.6. The vitelline follicles are compact and denser at the lateral sides masking the caeca. This species has been added to the record of trematodes circulating among avian species, especially in the study area.

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