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Int. Journal of Life Sciences, 2016; 4(4):583- 588   |    Available online, February 06, 2017

Taxonomic studies of Mammalian tapeworm Moniezia

(B.) bhalchandrai n. sp. from Capra hircus (L.)



Kalse AT1 and Suryawanshi RB2


1Dept. of Zoology, Helminth Research Lab., Nanasaheb Y. N. Chavan A S C College, Chalisgaon, Dist. Jalgaon

2Department of Zoology G.E.T’ Arts, Comm. and Science College, Nagaon, Dist. Dhule

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Received: 13.06.2016   |      Accepted: 17.08.2016       |         Published : 06.02.2017

The present paper deals with the description of a new species of genus Moniezia, Blanchard, 1891 subgenus Blanchariezia, Skrjabin and Schulz, 1937, viz. Moniezia (B.) bhalchandrai   n. sp. The present tapeworm differs from all other species of genus Moniezia (B.) in having scolex medium, quadrangular in shape, with four suckers; neck medium; mature segment broader than long, with double set of reproductive organs; testes 196-200 in number; cirrus pouchoval in shape, cirrus thin; vas deferens thin, wavy; ovary medium, inverted cup shaped; vagina thin tube, poste­rior to the cirrus pouch; receptaculum seminis large, spindle shaped; ootype small, round; genital pores bilateral, medium, oval; longitudinal excretory canals wide; interproglottid glands 13-14 in number; vitelline gland large, oval in shape and gravid proglottids large, rectangular with numerous round eggs showing pyriform apparatus.

Key words: Capra hircus, new species, Moniezia (B.) bhalchandrai n.sp., Kusumba.



Editor: Dr. Arvind Chavhan


Cite this article as:

Kalse ATand Suryawanshi RB (2016) Taxonomic studies of Mammalian tapeworm Moniezia (B.) bhalchandrai n. sp. from Capra hircus (L.), International J. of Life Sciences, 4 (4):583-588.




The authors would like to thank the Principal, St. Xavier's College (Auto.), Mumbai for providing the space and infrastructure to carry out this research work. The authors would also like to thank Dr. Vishwas Sarangdhar, Consultant, Caius Research Laboratory, St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), for providing technical advice for conducting the study and help in review the manuscript.



Conflicts of interest: The authors stated that no conflicts of interest.



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