A redescription of Waddycephalus teretiusculus (Baird, 1862) Sambon, 1922 and a revision of the taxonomy of the genus Waddycephalus (Sambon, 1922), pentastomid parasites of Asian, Australian and Indonesian snakes, with descriptions of eight new species

Abstract

The genus Waddycephalus was founded by Sambon (1922) to accomodate a single species W. teretiusculus, a distinctive pentastomid known from a number of Australian (and an Asian) snakes. However, the species is more than unusually variable. By using a standardized annulus-counting procedure (paying particular attention to those annuli comprising the caudal… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00014856

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