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On the status of Pseudolytocestus assamensis Puinyabati et al (2013) – a critical review

Umapati Sahay,*a Hem Sriv.astavab, & Anita Jhac
aPG Dept. of Zoology, Ranchi University, Ranchi
bEx. Research Scholar Dept. Zool. R.U.
cDept. of Zoology, Gardanibagh Girls College, Patna-2
Received : 28th December, 2014; Revised: 5th February, 2015

Abstract : The placement of Pseudolytocastus assamensis (Capingentinae: Caryophyllidea: Cestoda) Puinyabati et al 2013 has been discussed in the light of works done by Agarwal (1995) Mackiewicz 1985 b and others. Since Pseudolytocestus species is reported from Catastomid fishes and are highly endemic & reported from Nearctic region, the report of species like P. clariae Gupta (1961), P. thapari Gupta and Parmar (1990), P. fossilisi Pande et al (2000) and P. assamensis Puinyabati et al, 2013 from Oriental region has become doubtful. The authors have reason to consider P. assamensis Puinyabati et al, 2013 a possible synonym of Lytocestus indicus Moghe (1925). Woodland, 1926.

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