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On three Oswaldocruzia spp. (Trichostrongyloidea: Molineidae) in amphibians from Africa
- Baker, M.R.
- Canadian journal of zoology 1981 v.59 no.2 pp. 246-251
- Bufo, Hyla, Molineidae, Varanus, amphibians, parasites, Canary Islands, East Asia, Gabon, Senegal, Ukraine, Western European region
- Oswaldocruzia hoepplii Hsü, 1935 is reported for the first time in Bufo sp. from Gabon, and Varanus sp. from Senegal, Africa. This species, which has previously been recorded only in amphibians from the Far East, in redescribed. It is suggested that O. indica Lai, 1944, O. heparia Koo, 1939, and O. melanosticti Gupta, 1960 may be synonymous with it. The wide distribution of O. hoepplii probably relates to the present wide distribution of ranid and bufonid amphibians of Africa and the Middle and Far East. Oswaldocruzia ukrainae Ivanitzky, 1940, described originally from Bufo viridis of the Ukraine, is redescribed based on specimens from B. viridis of Tunesia. Oswaldocruzia filiformis (Goeze, 1782), a common parasite of amphibians of Western Europe, is reported for the first time in Hyla meridionalis of the Canary Islands.