Morphological study of Ophidascaris excavata Hsü & Hoeppli, 1931 (Ascaridida: Ascarididae) from Gloydius brevicaudus (Stejneger) (Reptilia: Viperidae)

@article{Li2015MorphologicalSO,
  title={Morphological study of Ophidascaris excavata Hs{\"u} \& Hoeppli, 1931 (Ascaridida: Ascarididae) from Gloydius brevicaudus (Stejneger) (Reptilia: Viperidae)},
  author={Liang Li and Wen-Ting Zhao and Hui-Xia Chen and Yan-Ning Guo and Luping Zhang},
  journal={Systematic Parasitology},
  year={2015},
  volume={93},
  pages={69-75}
}
Ophidascaris excavata Hsü & Hoeppli, 1931 is a poorly known ascaridid parasite reported from the short-tailed pit viper Gloydius brevicaudus (Stejneger) (Reptilia: Viperidae) in China. In the present paper, the detailed morphology of this nematode was studied using light and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) based on newly collected material. The results revealed several important, but previously unreported, morphological features, including the presence of one pair of small, finger-like… Expand
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