Raillietina, Fuhrmann, 1920

Beveridge, Ian & Smales, Lesley R., 2017, Cestode Parasites (Platyhelminthes) of Rodents from New Guinea and Adjacent Islands with a Redescription of Paroniella blanchardi (Parona, 1897) (Davaineidae), Records of the Australian Museum (Rec. Aust. Mus.) 69 (6), pp. 451-460: 456-458

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http://doi.org/ 10.3853/j.2201-4349.69.2017.1667

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Raillietina   sensu lato

SpEcimEns clEarly idEntifiablE as bElOnging tO thE Raillietina   grOup Of gEnEra but nOt furthEr idEntifiablE arE listEd bElOW.

Material examined. From Melomys lutillus (Thomas, 1913)   ( Papua grassland melomys); Mokwam area , Arfak Mountains, West Papua, 1°06'S 133°56'E ( W23785 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; from Melomys rufescens (Alston, 1877)   (black-tailed melomys): Yapsiei Area , West Sepik Province, 4°35'S 141°05'E ( W23808 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; from Paramelomys rubex (Thomas, 1922)   (mountain paramelomys): Ofektama , Telefomin, West Sepik Province, 5°08'S 141°38'E ( W48824 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Mokwam area , Arfak Mountains, West Papua, 1°06'S 133°56'E ( W23805 View Materials –806) GoogleMaps   ; Mount Somoro , Torricelli Mountains, West Sepik Province, 3°24'S 142°08'E ( W23803 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; from Paramelomys platyops (Thomas, 1906)   (common lowland paramelomys): Tibib Village , Skonga River , Yapsiei area, West Sepik Province, 4°35'S 141°10'E ( W23798 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Kampong Korido , Supiori Island, West Papua, 0°50'S 135°36'E ( W23799 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; Boulder camp, Goodenough Island, Milne Bay Province, 9°20'S 150°16'E ( W23766 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; from Rattus steini Rümmler, 1935   ( Stein’s New Guinea rat): Mt Missim , near Wau, Morobe Province, 7°17'S 146°46'E ( W23809 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   ; from Uromys caudimaculatus (KrEfft, 1867)   (giant WhitE-tailEd urOmys): Kokogadi Village , Fergusson Island, Milne Bay Province, 9°30'S 150°34'E ( W23770 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   .

Remarks. Most of the specimens of Raillietina   sensu lato cOuld nOt bE idEntifiEd tO a gEnus, EithEr bEcausE Of extremely poor preservation, because scoleces were lacking

Host Parasite

Subfamily Murinae  

Tribe Hydromyini  

Hydromys   division

Hydromys   GEOffrOy, 1804

Hydromys chrysogaster   GEOffrOy, 1804 Hymenolepis cf. diminuta  

Pogonomys   division

Chiruromys Thomas, 1888  

Chiruromys forbesi Thomas, 1888   Bertiella musasabi  

Pogonomys Milne-Edwards, 1877  

Pogonomys championi Flannery, 1988   Bertiella musasabi  

Pogonomys silvestris Thomas, 1920   Mathevotaenia niuguiniensis  

Uromys   division

Melomys Thomas, 1922  

Melomys lutillus (Thomas, 1913)   Paroniella   sp.

Raillietina   sp. sensu lato

Melomys rufescens (Alston, 1877)   Raillietina   sp. sensu lato

Paramelomys Rümmler, 1936  

Paramelomys lorentzi (Jentink, 1908)   Bertiella anapolytica  

Paroniella blanchardi  

Paramelomys platyops (Thomas, 1906)   Raillietina   sp. sensu lato

Paramelomys rubex (Thomas, 1922)   Rodentolepis fraterna  

Raillietina celebensis  

Raillietina melomyos  

Raillietina   sp. sensu lato

Uromys Peters, 1867  

Uromys caudimaculatus (KrEfft, 1867)   Raillietina   sp. sensu lato

Tribe Rattini  

Rattus   division

Rattus Fischer de Waldheim, 1803  

Rattus elaphinus Sody, 1941   Hymenolepis cf. diminuta  

Rattus feliceus Thomas, 1920   Raillietina celebensis  

Paroniella blanchardi  

Paroniella   sp.

Rattus leucopus (Gray, 1867)   Hymenolepis cf. diminuta  

Rattus mordax (Thomas, 1904)   Hymenolepis cf. diminuta  

Paroniella   sp.

Rattus niobe (Thomas, 1906)   Hymenolepis cf. diminuta  

Mathevotaenia niuguiniensis  

Dilepididae   ?genus

Rattus praetor (Thomas, 1888)   Raillietina celebensis  

Rattus steini Rümmler, 1935   Raillietina melomyos  

Raillietina   sp. sensu lato

Rattus tanezumi Temminck, 1844   Hymenolepis cf. diminuta  

Paroniella   sp.

Rattus verecundus (Thomas, 1904)   Hymenolepis cf. diminuta  

Rattus vandeuseni Taylor & Calaby, 1982   Hymenolepis cf. diminuta  

or because specimens were fragmented.As several instances of mixed infections were encountered, care was taken not to inadvertently associate a scolex of one species with the strobila of another. The data presented here do however suggest the presence of a relatively rich cestode fauna in rodents in New Guinea and careful preservation of future specimens collected should allow the description of new species.