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Abstract

Some digenetic trematodes of birds from Central and West Africa.

Abstract

All of a collection of digeneans from birds in Central and West Africa represent new geographical records and some new host records also. The following were found: Brachylaima attenuatum in Pogoniulus scolopaceus flavisquamatus and Andropadus latirostris latirostris, both new hosts, in the Central African Republic; Postharmostomum ntowi in Centropus leucogaster (new host) in the Ivory Coast; Plagiorchis (Plagiorchis) maculosus in Hirundo rustica in Togo; Nephrostomum ramosum in Bubulcus ibis in Mali; Paryphostomum lobulatum in Phalacrocorax africanus in the Ivory Coast; Eumegacetes maliensis n.sp. in the rectum of Merops nubicus in Mali; and Neodiplostomum (Conodiplostomum) butasturinum in Aviceda cuculoides (new host) in the Ivory Coast. The new species most resembles E. emendatus, E. ibericus, E. lanii and E. hirundiosus but differs in being smaller, in the shape and extent of the cirrus sac, in the position of the pharynx and in having a crescent-shaped depression ventral to the oral sucker and pharynx.