1 January 2010 Aplectana macintoshii (Nematoda: Cosmocercidae) from two Species of Anurans (Bufonidae, Pyxicephalidae) from the Republic of Namibia, Southwest Africa
Chris T. McAllister, Charles R. Bursey, Paul S. Freed
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Abstract

Aplectana macintoshii (Stewart, 1914) Travassos, 1931, is reported for the first time from 2/8 (25%) western olive toads (Amietophrynus poweri) and 1/2 (50%) Tschudi's African bullfrogs (Pyxicephalus adspersus) from Namibia, southwest Africa. This cosmocercid nematode is widely ranging in amphibians and reptiles of 5 biogeographical realms, including the Afrotropical, Indomalayan, Neotropical, Oceanian, and Palearctic. A summary of all currently known hosts and geographic localities for A. macintoshii is included.

Chris T. McAllister, Charles R. Bursey, and Paul S. Freed "Aplectana macintoshii (Nematoda: Cosmocercidae) from two Species of Anurans (Bufonidae, Pyxicephalidae) from the Republic of Namibia, Southwest Africa," Comparative Parasitology 77(1), 100-104, (1 January 2010). https://doi.org/10.1654/4421.1
Published: 1 January 2010
KEYWORDS
Amietophrynus poweri
Amphibia
Aplectana macintoshii
biogeographical realms
Bufonidae
Cosmocercidae
Namibia
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