New species of falcaustra (Nematoda : Kathlaniidae) in platysternon megacephalum (Testudines: Platysternidae) from China

Charles R. BURSEY*, Yik H. SUNG, Stephen R. GOLDBERG

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Falcaustra taimoshanensis n. sp. (Ascaridida, Kathlaniidae) from the feces of Platysternon megacephalum (Testudines; Platysternidae) is described and illustrated. Falcaustra taimoshanensis n. sp. represents the 32nd Oriental species assigned to the genus and is distinguished from other species by the distribution pattern of the caudal papillae (6 precloacal, 2 adcloacal, 12 postcloacal, and 1 median), length of spicules (765791 m), and presence of 1 pseudosucker.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)569-571
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


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