Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 36, Number 3-4

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REDESCRIPTION AND MULTIVARIATE MORPHOMETRICS OF MOGURANEMA NIPPONICUM YAMAGUTI, 1941

Yokohata, Yasushi;Abe, Hisashi;Kamiya, Masao

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/3132
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.36.3-4.223
KEYWORDS : Moguranema nipponicum;mole;Japan;multivariate morphometrics

Abstract

Moguranema nipponicum was obtained from the Japanese larger shrew mole, Urotrichus talpoides and two species of the Japanese moles, Mogera wogura and M. kobeae, and redescribed. U. talpoides and M. kobeae are new hosts of this nematode. Principal component analysis was performed to study the intraspecific variations of the worms. The first and second principal components depended upon the size and shape of the worms, respectively and the former correlated to the body size of host.

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