Opalinidae in African Anura I. Genus Opalina

@article{Delvinquier2004OpalinidaeIA,
  title={Opalinidae in African Anura I. Genus Opalina},
  author={Ben L. J. Delvinquier and Miles B. Markus and Neville I. Passmore},
  journal={Systematic Parasitology},
  year={2004},
  volume={19},
  pages={119-146}
}
During 1988 and 1989, 409 specimens of southern African Anura comprising 50 species in nine families were checked for opalinids in the cloaca. Opalina natalensis Metcalf, 1923 was found in four of 12 Phrynobatrachus natalensis (Ranidae) and O. duquesnei n. sp. in four of five Chiromantis xerampelina (Rhacophoridae). Opalina amygdala (Boisson, 1965) and O. foliacea (Boisson, 1959) are proposed as new combinations. It is suggested that the Ranidae (in particular the genera Phrynobatrachus and… Expand

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