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Journal of Applied and Natural Science 4(1):71-74(2012)
First record of avian cestode Variolepis podicepsi n.sp. from Podiceps rufficolis (Pallas) from Jhansi, U.P., India
A. K. Srivastav1, V. K. Sahu2 and Pragya Srivastava3
1Parasitological Laboratory, Department of Zoology, B.B. (P.G.) College, Jhansi (U.P.), INDIA 2Department of Zoology, J.N.R.M., Port Blair, A & N Island, INDIA 3Department of Zoology, Chitransh Degree College, Bhopal (M.P.), INDIA *Corresponding author. E-mail:
Abstract : Twenty eight cestodes were obtained from three little grebs, Podiceps rufficolis (Pallas) from Jhansi. Morphological studies of the cestodes revealed that they belonged to the genus, Variolepis Spasskii and Spasskaja, 1954 of the sub family Hymenolepidinae Perrier, 1897 family Hymenolepidae Ralliet and Henery, 1909 and regarded as n.sp Variolepis podicepsi.

Keywords : Greb, Jhansi, Podiceps rufficolis, Variolepis podiceps n.sp, Tapeworm
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