|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||1999|
|Authors:||O. M. Amin, Canaris, A. G., Kinsella, J. M.|
|Journal:||Comparative ParasitologyComp. Parasitol.|
|Pagination:||123 - 132|
|ISBN Number:||15252647 (ISSN)|
|Keywords:||Acanthocephala, Aves, Description. South Africa, Plagiorhynchus (Prosthorhynchus) cylindraceus, Plagiorhynchus (Prosthorhynchus) malayensis, Shore birds, Subgenera Plagiorhynchus s. str. and Prosthorhynchus, Taxonomic|
A population of Plagiorhynchus (Prosthorhynchus) cylindraceus (Goeze) Schmidt and Kuntz is described from 4 species of shore birds in South Africa. Specimens of 3 supposed synonyms of P. (P.) cylindraceus, namely P. (P.) formosus Van Cleave, P. (P.) taiwanensis Schmidt and Kuntz, and P. (P.) transversus (Rudolphi) Travassos, were studied and this synonymy was verified. The taxonomic status of Plagiorhynchus s. str. and of Prosthorhynchus was reconsidered, and both were retained as subgenera. Females of Plagiorhynchus (Prosthorhynchus) malayensis (Tubangui) Schmidt and Kuntz (nec malayense) are described for the first time; males are redescribed. A key to species of the subgenus Prosthorhynchus is provided.