A TAXONOMIC STUDY OF A NEW CESTODE COTUGNIA DOMESTICUSAE SP. NOV. (CESTODA: DAVAINEIDAE) IN DOMESTIC CAT FROM LATUR DISTRICT

Ravi Solunke

Abstract


The present investigation deals with a new species of the genus Cotugnia from the intestine of domestic cat i.e. Felis chaus, at Ahmedpur district
Latur (M.S.) India. The new species Cotugnia domesticusae is come closer to all the known species of the genus Cotugnia in general topography of
organ but differs due to scolex squrish shape, rostellum armed, four suckers, mature segments broader than long, craspedote, testes 40-50 in
numbers, cirrus pouch cylindrical in shaped, cirrus straight, curved, ovary medium, oval, vagina posterior to the cirrus pouch, ootype medium,
vitelline gland squarish or triangular and genital pore medium, oval shape.


Keywords


Cestoda, Cotugnia Domesticusae, Sp. Nov., Davaineidae, Felis Chaus.

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