Macrobothriotaenia ficta (Cestoda: Proteocephalidea), a parasite of sunbeam snake (Xenopeltis unicolor): example of convergent evolution.

@article{Scholz2013MacrobothriotaeniaF,
  title={Macrobothriotaenia ficta (Cestoda: Proteocephalidea), a parasite of sunbeam snake (Xenopeltis unicolor): example of convergent evolution.},
  author={Tom{\'a}{\vs} Scholz and Alain de Chambrier and Roman Kuchta and D. Timothy J. Littlewood and Andrea Waeschenbach},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2013},
  volume={3640},
  pages={
          485-99
        }
}
The poorly known proteocephalidean cestode Macrobothriotaenia ficta (Meggitt, 1931) from the sunbeam snake Xenopeltis unicolor (Ophidia: Xenopeltidae) is redescribed on the basis of re-examination of its type specimens from Burma (Myanmar), and vouchers from Thailand and Vietnam. The peculiar morphology of the scolex, which is formed by four pedunculate lobe-bearing pincer-shaped suckers, is described for the first time using scanning electron microscopy. In scolex morphology, M. ficta closely… 
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