Volume s1-20, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



The problem of specific identity in the genus is discussed. Three mature cestodes from a monkey, , are identified tentatively as . The animal probably acquired the infection in India, but had been in Hamburg for at least six months. The worms and eggs are described and life history experiments are reported. Eggs from gravid proglottids were fed to twenty-four species of free-living mites, collected from different locations in the vicinity of Hamburg. Onchospheres and developing larvae were recovered from the body cavity of and Cysticercoids were removed from and They were spherical, to oval, to pyriform, 0.1 to 0.15 mm. in diameter, and provided with small cercomeres. It is clear therefore that , like other anoplocephaline cestodes, and , utilizes free-living mites as intermediate hosts.


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