Description of Paranoplocephala etholeni n. sp. (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) in the meadow vole Microtus pennsylvanicus, with a synopsis of Paranoplocephala s. l. in holarctic rodents.

@article{Haukisalmi2002DescriptionOP,
  title={Description of Paranoplocephala etholeni n. sp. (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) in the meadow vole Microtus pennsylvanicus, with a synopsis of Paranoplocephala s. l. in holarctic rodents.},
  author={Voitto Haukisalmi and Heikki Henttonen and Jukka Niemimaa and Robert L. M. Rausch},
  journal={Parasite},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={
          305-14
        }
}
Paranoplocephala etholeni n. sp., parasitizing the meadow vole Microtus pennsylvanicus in Alaska and Wisconsin, USA, is described. Paranoplocephala etholeni is morphologically most closely related to the Nearctic Paranoplocephala ondatrae (Rausch, 1948). Available data suggest that P. etholeni is a host-specific, locally rare species that may have a wide but sporadic geographical distribution in North America. The finding of P. ondatrae-like cestodes in Microtus spp. suggests that this poorly… CONTINUE READING

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