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Acta Parasitologica, Vol.46, No. 2, 2001, 148-150
Kuzmin Yuriy - Rhabdias africanus sp. nov. (Nematoda, Rhabdiasidae) - a new nematode species from the South African toads (Amphibia, Bufonidae)

Institute of Zoology, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences, 15 B. Khmelnitsky Street, Kiev-30 MSP, 01601 Ukraine; e-mail:

Rhabdias africanus sp. nov. from South African toads Bufo maculatus Hallowell and B. garmani Meek is described. The species resembles R. americanus Baker, 1978, R. bicornis Lu, 1934 and R. ranae Walton, 1929 in possession of two lateral pseudolabia. From these species R. africanus sp. nov. differs in peculiarities of head end morphology: presence of subdorsal and subventral lips overhanging oral opening and barrel-shaped buccal capsule.

KEY WORDS: Rhabdias africanus sp. nov., Rhabdiasidae, Bufo, Amphibia, South Africa
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