Folia Parasitologica, vol. 58 (2011), issue 4

Folia Parasitologica 58[4] 289-301 (2011) | 10.14411/fp.2011.029

A redescription of Arostrilepis beringiensis (Kontrimavichus et Smirnova, 1991) and descriptions of two new species from Palaearctic microtine rodents, Arostrilepis intermedia sp. n. and A. janickii sp. n. (Cestoda: Hymenolepididae)

Arseny A. Makarikov1,2, Vytautas L. Kontrimavichus1
1 Institute of Ecology of Nature Research Centre, Akademijos 2, Vilnius 08412, Lithuania
2 Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Frunze Str. 11, 630091 Novosibirsk, Russia

Arostrilepis beringiensis (Kontrimavichus et Smirnova, 1991) is redescribed on the basis of its type specimens from Lemmus trimucronatus (Richardson) and material from the collections of the Institute of Systematics and Ecology of Animals, Novosibirsk from the lemmings Myopus schisticolor (Lilljeborg) and Lemmus sibiricus (Kerr) from the Asian part of Russia. Specimens previously identified as Arostrilepis horrida (Linstow, 1901) from voles are revised and newly collected materials are addressed. Two new species of the genus Arostrilepis Mas-Coma et Tenora, 1997, A. intermedia sp. n. from red-backed voles (Myodes Pallas) from the Asian part of Russia and A. janickii sp. n. from Europe, are described. These species are clearly distinguished from congeners by form and size of the cirrus and its armature as well as the type of arrangement for the testes, position of the cirrus-sac with regard to poral ventral osmoregulatory canals, and host specificity.

Keywords: Cestoda, Hymenolepididae, Arostrilepis beringiensis, redescription, Arostrilepis intermedia, Arostrilepis janickii, new species, morphology, microtine rodents

Received: April 25, 2011; Accepted: June 23, 2011; Published: November 16, 2011


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