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Monoecocestus diplomys sp. n. (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) from the Rat, Diplomys darlingi
Glenn A. Noble and Robert B. Tesh
The Journal of Parasitology
Vol. 60, No. 4 (Aug., 1974), pp. 605-607
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Monoecocestus diplomys sp. n. from the arboreal rat, Diplomys darlingi, is about 180 mm long and possesses a scolex 360 µ in width. Hooks and neck are absent. Genital pores alternate irregularly. The modified vagina lacks an external opening and forms a sac enveloping the cirrus pouch. This sac continues as an expanded tube to the Mehlis' gland. The entire structure is a seminal receptacle. The vas deferens is surrounded by supporting or glandular cells. Mature proglottids are narrow (3 mm) and the eggs are minute and covered with spines.
The Journal of Parasitology © 1974 The American Society of Parasitologists