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The taxonomic status of Lytocestus bharatae Patil, 2018 – A critical study

Umapati Sahay* & Kunjlata Lal
University Department of Zoology, Ranchi University, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Received : 27th December, 2019 ; Revised : 24th February, 2020

Abstract: Patil (2018)1 reported a new species Caryophyllaeid Cestode belonging to the genus Lytocestus (Caryophyllidea: Lytocestidae) which he recovered from Clarias batrachus at Gulbarga (Karnataka) India. The description of the said species L. bharatae appeared in Review Research vol.7(6) on page 1-4. His paper suffers from a number of lacunae. The present authors have pointed out the mistakes, after critically going through the description & observing the sketches provided, and suggested some remedial measures to delineate the existence of the species till then the species has been kept under uncertain status (incertae sedis).

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