A new genus of Dicrocoeliidae (Digenea) from the lizard Gallotia atlantica (Sauria: Lacertidae) from the Canary Islands (Spain)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2003
Authors:Roca, V
Journal:Journal of Natural History
Volume:37
Issue:11
Date Published:2003
ISBN Number:0022-2933
Keywords:Fringillidae, Serinus, Serinus canaria
Abstract:A helminthological investigation was carried out on the lacertid lizard, Gallotia atlantica (Peters and Doria, 1882) (Reptilia: Lacertidae) from Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Spain). One hundred and three digenean trematodes were found in the small intestine. Based on morphological and morphometric analysis of 35 specimens, it is concluded to be a new species which is here named Pseudoparadistomum yaizaensis gen. et sp. nov. referring to the locality where the hosts were caught. Pseudoparadistomum n.g. most closely resembles members of Paradistomum and Paradistomoidella, but is characterized by a V-shaped excretory vesicle, a spined tegument, and the position of the ovary relative to the testes.A helminthological investigation was carried out on the lacertid lizard, Gallotia atlantica (Peters and Doria, 1882) (Reptilia: Lacertidae) from Lanzarote, Canary Islands (Spain). One hundred and three digenean trematodes were found in the small intestine. Based on morphological and morphometric analysis of 35 specimens, it is concluded to be a new species which is here named Pseudoparadistomum yaizaensis gen. et sp. nov. referring to the locality where the hosts were caught. Pseudoparadistomum n.g. most closely resembles members of Paradistomum and Paradistomoidella, but is characterized by a V-shaped excretory vesicle, a spined tegument, and the position of the ovary relative to the testes.
URL:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0022293021026640
Short Title:Journal of Natural History
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