Acta Parasitologica, Vol. 51, No. 2, 2006, 91-99 Voitto Haukisalmi(1)* and Robert L. Rausch(2) - Anoplocephalid cestodes of wood rats (Neotoma spp.) in the western U.S.A.
(1)Finnish Forest Research Institute, Vantaa Research Unit, P.O. Box 18, FIN-01301 Vantaa, Finland;
(2)Department of Comparative Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Box 357190, Seattle, WA 98195-7190, U.S.A.
*Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
This study reviews the taxonomy of anoplocephaline cestodes of wood rats, Neotoma cinerea, N. fuscipes and N. mexicana
(Sigmodontinae) in the western and south-western U.S.A. The anoplocephaline fauna included five species, only one of which,
Andrya neotomae Voge, 1946, was relatively common and occurred in all three host species. Other species were
Paranoplocephala freemani Haukisalmi, Henttonen et Hardman, 2006, P. primordialis (Douthitt, 1915), both host-generalist
species of North American rodents, and two apparently undescribed species of Paranoplocephala s. str. Aprostatandrya
octodonensis Babero et Cattan, 1975 from the indigenous South American rodent Octodon degus is regarded as a junior synonym
of A. neotomae. A redescription is provided for A. neotomae.
KEY WORDS: Andrya, Paranoplocephala, Anoplocephalidae, Cestoda, Neotoma, Octodon, Sigmodontinae
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