Robinia aurata n. g., n. sp. (Digenea: Hemiuridae) from the mugilid Liza aurata with a molecular confirmation of its position within the Hemiuroidea

  title={Robinia aurata n. g., n. sp. (Digenea: Hemiuridae) from the mugilid Liza aurata with a molecular confirmation of its position within the Hemiuroidea},
  author={Plamen Pankov and Bonnie L. Webster and Isabel Blasco-Costa and David I. Gibson and D. Timothy J. Littlewood and Juan Antonio Balbuena and Aneta Kostadinova},
  pages={217 - 227}
Robinia aurata n. g., n. sp. is described from Liza aurata (Mugilidae), the golden grey mullet, from the Ebro Delta, Spanish Mediterranean. The new genus differs from all other hemiurid genera in the combined possession of muscular flanges and a vestigial ecsoma. Within the Bunocotylinae, which currently accommodates 2 genera, Bunocotyle and Saturnius, the new genus exhibits a unique combination of blind caeca, Juel's organ, post-ovarian bulk of the uterus in the hind-body, and tegumental… 

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Family Hemiuridae

  • Keys to the Trematoda. vol. 1 (ed. Gibson, D. I., Jones, A. and Bray, R. A.), pp. 305–340. CAB International, Wallingford.
  • 2002