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ISSN Print: 2349-6800 | ISSN Online: 2320-7078

Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2014, Vol. 2, Issue 6
Echinochasmus mazharuddini n.sp. (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) from the Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus L.(Passeriformes: Sturnidae) in Sindh province, Pakistan.

Hira Mazhar Ujan, Nadir Ali Birmani, Abdul Manan Shaikh

During current studies on helminth parasites of Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus (Passeriformes: Sturnidae) in Sindh province, Pakistan, five unidentified specimens of trematodes belonging to genus Echinochasmus Dietz, 1909 were recovered from gizzard of the single host bird. Present species differs from its congeners by having 28 number of collar spines, ovary overlapped by ventral sucker and anterior testis, very short distance between ventral sucker and anterior testis, testes smoothly outlined, overlapped, vitellaria compact, densely arranged, commencing from pharyngeal region reaching up to posterior extremity, confluent posteriorly, and other varying characteristics. The name of new species E. mazharuddini is named after the late father of first author. However this is first report of the genus Echinochasmus Dietz, 1909 from Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus.
Echinochasmus mazharuddini n.sp.
Fig. 1: Echinochasmus mazharuddini n.sp.
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Hira Mazhar Ujan, Nadir Ali Birmani, Abdul Manan Shaikh. Echinochasmus mazharuddini n.sp. (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) from the Bank Myna Acridotheres ginginianus L.(Passeriformes: Sturnidae) in Sindh province, Pakistan.. J Entomol Zool Stud 2014;2(6):226-232.
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