Accession Number : AD0618821

Title :   A NEW SPECIES OF TREMATODE, PYCNOPORUS RAMSESI (LECITHODENDRIIDAE), FROM EGYPT AND NOTES ON P. ACETABULATUS LOOSS, 1899

Corporate Author : PORTLAND STATE COLL OREG

Personal Author(s) : Macy,Ralph W.

Report Date : 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : A new species of trematode, Pycnoporus ramsesi, from the intestine of an Egyptian bat, Pipistrellus ruppelii ruppelii, is described. It is differentiated from other species of the genus by having paracecal vitellaria, and ventral sucker smaller than the oral sucker. Two other specimens of this genus from the same bat were tentatively identified as P. acetabulatus Looss. The body wall of both species was found to have an additional layer of non-cellular material separated from the parenchyma cells by a membrane. The esophagus of both species contained numerous, fine, transverse fibers. A new key to Pycnoporus is presented and the genus is emended. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TREMATODES, MORPHOLOGY(BIOLOGY)), PARASITES, BATS, INTESTINES, WORMS, EGYPT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE