A new horsehair worm, Chordodes formosanus sp. n. (Nematomorpha, Gordiida) from Hierodula mantids of Taiwan and Japan with redescription of a closely related species, Chordodes japonensis

@article{Chiu2011ANH,
  title={A new horsehair worm, Chordodes formosanus sp. n. (Nematomorpha, Gordiida) from Hierodula mantids of Taiwan and Japan with redescription of a closely related species, Chordodes japonensis},
  author={Ming-Chung Chiu and Chin-Gi Huang and W. Wu and S. Shiao},
  journal={ZooKeys},
  year={2011},
  pages={1 - 22}
}
Abstract A new species of horsehair worm, Chordodes formosanus sp. n., is described and compared to a closely related species, Chordodes japonensis. Although both species possess the same six cuticular structures of areoles on the surface, the significantly longer filaments on the female crowned areoles can be used as diagnostic characters for the new species. The different taxonomic status of these two species was also confirmed after analyzing the partial cytochrome oxidase subunit I sequence… Expand
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