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A discussion on the status of Lytocestus rekhaensis Nimbalkar et al. 2012

Umapati Sahaya* & APV Khalkhob
aDepartment of Zoology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
bDepartment of Zoology Womens College, Kolhan University, Chaibasa, Jharkhand, India

Received : 15th October, 2016; Revised : 25th February, 2017

Abstract : Lytocestus rekhaensis Nimbalkar et al. (2012)1 a Caryophyllid cestode was described under the family Lytocestidae Wardle & McLeod (1952) . Unfortunately its placement in the genus seems to be an error inadvertently committed by the authors because in the genus Lytocestus male & female uterovaginal pores are separate with no post ovarian vitellaria. L. rekhaensis possess single genital opening & possess post ovarian median vitelline follicles vide camera lucida drawing of posterior end fig. 1. p.241. Life Science Bulletin 9(2): 2012. This placement under the genus Lytocestus has been discussed with a suggestion to keep L. rekhaensis a species under enquiry till certain informations are gathered.

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