Pharyngodon Asterostoma Adamson, 1984 (nematoda: Pharyngodonidae), A Newparasite Record for the Endangered Slater's Skink, Liopholis Slateri Storr, 1968 (sauria: Scincidae), Fromthe Northern Territory, Australia
Authors: Fenner, A.L.; Smales, L.R.; Bull, C.M.
Source: Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Volume 135, Number 2, November 2011 , pp. 140-142(3)
Publisher: Royal Society of South Australia
Abstract:A new parasite record is reported for Slater's skink, Liopholis slateri Storr, 1968 from Owen Springs Reserve (23°50'S, 133°27'E) in the Northern Territory, Australia. Specimens of Pharyngodon asterostoma Adamson, 1984 were recovered from faecal samples (scats) collected from wild caught individuals of L. slateri. This report represents the first parasite record for L. slateri and only the second reported host for P. asterostoma. We also comment on a likely error for the original type locality of P. asterostoma and suggest it to be from Blowhole Creek, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, not from New SouthWales, Australia, as originally documented.
Document Type: Short Communication
Publication date: 2011-11-01
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