Journal of Helminthology

Research Papers

The anoplocephalid cestode parasites of the spectacled hare-wallaby, Lagorchestes conspicillatus Gould, 1842 (Marsupialia: Macropodidae)

I. Beveridgea1 and R. C. A. Thompsona2

a1 Department of Veterinary Paraclinical Sciences, University of Melbourne, Veterinary Clinical Centre, Werribee, 3030, Victoria, Australia

a2 School of Veterinary Studies, Murdoch University, Murdoch, 6153, Western Australia


Progamotaenia gynandrolinearis sp. nov. is described from the small intestine of Lagorchestes conspicillatus Gould, 1842 from Barrow I., Western Australia. It is distinguished from other species by the small number of testes arranged in a single transverse row. Progamotaenia lagorchestis (Lewis, 1914) is redescribed. The name Progamotaenia thylogale sp. nov. is proposed for a second species described previously under the name P. lagorchestis. Progamotaenia zschokkei (Janicki, 1905), Progamotaenia festiva (Rudolphi, 1819) and Progamotaenia villosa (Lewis, 1914) were also found in L. conspicillatus.

(Received January 31 1978)