Raillietina celebensis (Janicki, 1902)

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 : 454

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

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Raillietina celebensis (Janicki, 1902)


Raillietina celebensis (Janicki, 1902)

Material examined. From Paramelomys rubex (Thomas, 1922) (mountain paramelomys): Mabiomskin , Ok Tedi, Western Province, 6°06'S 141°17'E ( W23802 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; from Rattus feliceus Thomas, 1920 (spiny Seram rat): Piliana Village , Seram, Maluku Province, 3°15'S 129°30'E ( W23778 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ; from Rattus praetor (Thomas, 1888) (large New Guinea spiny rat): Tawa Ridge , Fulleborn West, New Britain Province, 6°03'S 150°42'E ( W23800 View Materials ) GoogleMaps ;

Remarks. This cestode is widely distributed in south-east Asia including Australia and is reported also from Iraq ( Sandars, 1956, 1957; Al-Hadithi et al., 1985; Huq et al., 1985; Hasegawa et al., 1994; Xuan et al., 2001). Sandars (1956) summarised the morphological features of the species, but the ranges of measurements for some characters are very broad, leading to the suspicion that the current descriptions may include more than one species. It has previously been reported from New Guinea only as R.? celebensis by Owen (2011) and hosts recorded here represent new host records.