Oculotrema hippopotami (Trematoda: Monogenea) in Uganda

  title={Oculotrema hippopotami (Trematoda: Monogenea) in Uganda},
  author={J P Thurston and Robert Laws},
Oculotrema hippopotami was described by Stunkard1 from material labelled ‘from the eye of a hippopotamus’, and presumably collected by A. Looss from a Nile hippopotamus in the zoological gardens, Cairo. This hippopotamus must have been taken to Cairo from the Sudan, or possibly from Uganda, because Hippopotamus amphibius has been absent from the River Nile north of Dongola in the Sudan for at least the past 70 years2. The Sudan, or Uganda, and not Egypt, should therefore be given as the… CONTINUE READING