First record of avian cestode Variolepis podicepsi n.sp. from Podiceps rufficolis (Pallas) from Jhansi, U.P., India

A. K. Srivastav, V. K. Sahu, Pragya Srivastava
2012 Journal of Applied and Natural Science  
Twenty eight cestodes were obtained from three little grebs, Podiceps rufficolis (Pallas) from Jhansi. Morphological studies of the cestodes revealed that they belonged to the genus, Variolepis Spasskii and Spasskaja, 1954 of the sub family Hymenolepidinae Perrier, 1897 family Hymenolepidae Ralliet and Henery, 1909 and regarded as n.sp Variolepis podicepsi.
doi:10.31018/jans.v4i1.225 fatcat:kq2tawjfvzbqvbmwgarp2wcazy