Redescription of flagellar arrangement in the duck intestinal flagellate, Cochlosoma anatis and description of a new species, Cochlosoma soricis n. sp. from shrews.

@article{Watkins1989RedescriptionOF,
  title={Redescription of flagellar arrangement in the duck intestinal flagellate, Cochlosoma anatis and description of a new species, Cochlosoma soricis n. sp. from shrews.},
  author={Raychel A. Watkins and William D. O'dell and Aelita J. Pinter},
  journal={The Journal of protozoology},
  year={1989},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={
          527-31
        }
}
Cochlosoma anatis Kotlán (Zoomastigophorea, Retortamonadida, Cochlosomidae), isolated from the large intestines of domestic Rouen ducks, and Cochlosoma soricis n. sp., isolated from the small intestines of shrews, were observed by light and scanning electron microscopy. In both organisms, a single flagellum inserted on the dorsal surface at the same level as the insertion of 4 other flagella on the ventral surface. The 4 ventro-lateral flagella emerged from the left side of the anterior… 
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Cochlosoma infections in finches.
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