Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 28, Number 3

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STUDIES ON THE PARASITE FAUNA OF INSECTIVORA I : PARACRENOSOMA TAKIKAWAI N. SP. FROM SOREX UNGUICULATUS DOBSON IN HOKKAIDO, JAPAN

KAMIYA, Haruo

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/2201
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.28.3.95

Abstract

A new metastrongylid nematode of Japanese insectivore was described. Paracrenosoma takikawai n. sp. was found in the lungs of 17 out of 63 bigclawed shrews, Sorex unguiculatus DOBSON, captured in Hokkaido, Japan. This species is the largest among the known species of genus Paracrenosoma and is easily differentiated by the size and morphology of its spicules, gubernaculum and bursal rays. This is the first recording of genus Paracrenosoma YUN & KONTRIMAVICUS, 1963, in Japan.

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