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Acta Parasitologica, Vol. 52, No. 3, 2007, 233–237. DOI: 10.2478/s11686-007-0027-y
Charles R. Bursey (1)*, Stephen R. Goldberg (2) and Fred Kraus (3) – A new species of Moaciria (Nematoda, Heterakidae) and other helminths in the red Mawatta frog, Hylophorbus cf. rufescens (Anura, Microhylidae) from Papua New Guinea

(1) Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, Shenango Campus, Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146; (2) Department of Biology, Whittier College, Whittier, California 90608; (3) Bishop Museum, Department of Natural Sciences, 1525 Bernice Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817; USA
*Corresponding author: cxb13@psu.edu
Moaciria moraveci sp. nov. (Nematoda, Heterakidae) from the large intestine of Hylophorbus cf. rufescens from Papua New Guinea is described. Moaciria moraveci sp. nov. represents the 9th species assigned to the genus and the 5th from the Australo-Papuan region. It is distinguished from congeners by the distribution pattern of the caudal papillae of the male, spicule length and vulvar position.
KEY WORDS: Nematoda, Moaciria moraveci sp. nov., Anura, Hylophorbus cf. rufescens, Papua New Guinea

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