Pharyngodon asterostoma adamson, 1984 (Nematoda: Pharyngodonidae), a new parasite record for the endangered slater’s skink, liopholis slateri storr, 1968 (sauria: Scincidae), from the Northern Territory, Australia

Aaron Fenner, Lesley Smales, Christopher Bull

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    Abstract

    A new parasite record is reported for Slater’s skink, Liopholis slateri Storr, 1968 from Owen Springs Reserve (23o50’S, 133o27’E) in the Northern Territory, Australia. Specimens of Pharyngodon asterostoma Adamson, 1984 were recovered from faecal samples (scats) collected from wild caught individuals of L. slateri. This report represents the first parasite record for L. slateri and only the second reported host for P. asterostoma. We also comment on a likely error for the original type locality of P. asterostoma and suggest it to be from Blowhole Creek, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia, not from New SouthWales, Australia, as originally documented.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)140-142
    Number of pages3
    JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of South Australia
    Volume135
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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