Year: 2019, Issue: December

Taxonomic studies on avian cestode of the genus Cotugnia Diamare,1893 (Cestoda : Davaineidae Fuhrmann,1907) from Gallus gallus domesticus with description of new species.
Author:
Mahesh Uttamrao Barshe, Dhanraj Balbhim Bhure, Sanjay S. Nanware and R. M. Dhondge
Keyword:
Cestoda, Cotugnia rectangulata Sp.Nov., Davaineidae, Gallus gallus domesticus.
Present investigation deals with a new species of the genus Cotugnia, Diamare,1893 from the intestine of Gallus gallus domesticus, from Latur (M.S.). The new species Cotugnia rectangulata Sp.Nov. comes closer to all known species of the genus Cotugnia in general topography of organ but differs due to rectangular hold fast organ, muscular suckers four in numbers, oval to rounded in shape, located in two groups, rostellum small in size, oval in shape, lies in anterior region of hold fast organ, having rostellar ring with 18-20 Rostellar hooks, mature progloltids wider, testes 7585 in numbers, oval to rounded in shape, Cirrus sac cylindrical, Cirrus short tubular, lies within the cirrus sac, vas deferens thin, tubular and ovarian lobe bean shaped.

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