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Parasites of South African wildlife. XVIII. Cooperia pigachei n. sp. (Nematoda : Cooperiidae) from the mountain reedbuck, Redunca fulvorufula (Afzelius, 1815)

J. Boomker, W.A. Taylor
Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research | Vol 71, No 3 | a256 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v71i3.256 | © 2004 J. Boomker, W.A. Taylor | This work is licensed under CC Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0
Submitted: 08 November 2004 | Published: 08 November 2004

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Abstract

A new species of Cooperia, for which the name Cooperia pigachei n. sp. is proposed, was recovered from a mountain reedbuck, Redunca fulvorufula, from the Sterkfontein Dam Nature Reserve, Free State Province, and is described and illustrated. It is close to Cooperia neitzi Mönnig, 1932 and the South African race of Cooperia rotundispiculum in having more than 14 longitudinal cuticular ridges and in that the lateral cervical synlophe is of the closed type. The new species differs from all the other species of the genus in that the lateral branches of the dorsal ray are large and T-shaped. The spicules are robust, over 0.3 mm long and have large, curved shoes on their tips.

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