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First monogenean flatworm from a microhylid frog host: Kankana, a new polystome genus from Madagascar

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dc.contributor.author Du Preez, Louis Heyns en_US
dc.contributor.author Raharivololoniaina, Liliane
dc.contributor.author Verneua, Olivier
dc.contributor.author Berthier, Pauline
dc.contributor.author Vences, Miguel
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-19T12:56:01Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-19T12:56:01Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Raharivololoniaina, L. et al. 2011. First monogenean flatworm from a microhylid frog host: Kankana, a new polystome genus from Madagascar. Parasitology international, 60(4):465-473. [http://www.journals.elsevier.com/parasitology-international/] en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/7774
dc.description.abstract Kankana manampoka n. gen., n. sp. (Monogenea, Polystomatidae), is described from the urinary bladder of the narrow-mouthed frog Platypelis pollicaris. This is the first record of a polystome from the Microhylidae and the third polystome genus from Madagascar, next to Metapolystoma and Madapolystoma. The extensive uterus and presence of hamuli resemble Metapolystoma but the vitellarium confined to the lateral fields in Kankana is different. Madapolystoma also has an extensive uterus but contain only up to 32 advanced developed larvae. Based on the extensive uterus filling the body proper and the vitellarium confined to two lateral fields posterior in the body this new polystome resembles Eupolystoma known from Africa and India. However, unlike Eupolystoma, the gonads are in the middle of the body, vaginae are lacking and a pair of hamuli is present. A molecular phylogenetic analysis of concatenated 18S and 28S ribosomal RNA gene sequences supplemented by genetic distances inferred from 28S and COI sequences showed that this new genus is more related to Madapolystoma, a genus only reported from Madagascar, than to Eupolystoma known from Africa and India and Metapolystoma known from Africa and Madagascar.
dc.language English
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.subject Monogenea
dc.subject polystomatidae
dc.subject Kankana manampoka
dc.subject new genus
dc.subject new species
dc.title First monogenean flatworm from a microhylid frog host: Kankana, a new polystome genus from Madagascar en_US
dc.type Article


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