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

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4461.4.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:838E32FD-05BE-47D4-9CF1-E96E7F1C08FF

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6492009

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/BF6FCC52-FF80-FF9E-A984-FEC0FC9DFCFA

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Australophiotaenia
status

 

Australophiotaenia   sp. 10

Syn. Ichthyotaenia   sp. of Johnston (1910)

Host. Lowland copperhead, Denisonia superba (Günther, 1858)   [now Austrelaps superbus (Günther, 1858)   ] ( Ophidia   : Elapidae   ).

Distribution. Australia (Sydney).

Material studied. None.

Remarks. Johnston (1910) reported this cestode as Ichthyotaenia   sp. from D. superba   in the Sydney District. In 1912, he stated that the cestodes were conspecific with those found in Pseudechis   australis— see Johnston (1912). However, this assumption was based only on the morphological similarity of tapeworms from both hosts. Based on the presumably strict host specificity of species of Australophiotaenia   in Australia, this cestode may also represent another species. No voucher material is known to exist.