Australophiotaenia, Chambrier & Beveridge & Scholz, 2018

Chambrier, Alain De, Beveridge, Ian & Scholz, Tomáš, 2018, Tapeworms (Cestoda: Proteocephalidae) of Australian reptiles: hidden diversity of strictly host-specific parasites, Zootaxa 4461 (4), pp. 477-498 : 495

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Australophiotaenia   sp. 11

Syn. Proteocephalus   sp. of Johnston (1912)

Host. Northern black snake Pseudechis australis (Gray)   ( Ophidia   : Elapidae   ).

Distribution. Australia (Queensland).

Material studied. None.

Remarks. Johnston (1912) reported Proteocephalus   sp. from P. australis   from Eidsvold, Burnett River, Queensland, stating it is not conspecific with P. gallardi   (= A. gallardi   ), but assumed it is the identical species as that reported as Ichthyotaenia   sp. by Johnston (1910) from Denisonia superba   . However, the same author ( Johnston, 1913) assigned all tapeworms to P. gallardi   (see also de Chambrier & de Chambrier, 2010). No voucher material is known to exist.