I= TAXONOMIC STUDIES ON THE HELMINTH PARASITES OF FRESHWATER TURTLES, TORTOISES AND SNAKES
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Title of Thesis
TAXONOMIC STUDIES ON THE HELMINTH PARASITES OF FRESHWATER TURTLES, TORTOISES AND SNAKES

Author(s)
Meherunisa Farooq
Institute/University/Department Details
University f Karachi/ Department of Zoology
Session
1972
Subject
Number of Pages
213
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
helminth parasites, turtles, tortoises, snakes, tromatode, nematode, lissemys punctata punctata, hardella thurgi, kachuga smithi, cerberus rhynchopus

Abstract
The study of the helminth parasites of fresh water turtles, tortoises and snakes in west Pakistan has not been done so far. Such studies have however been extensively done in other countries of the world, particularly in India. The present worker therefore embarked upon the study of tromatode and nematode parasites of some of the commonly found species of turtles and tortoises, Lissemys punctata punctata, Hardella thurgi and kachuga smithi and the snake species Cerberus rhynchopus. During the course of investigations 230 specimens of host species were collected alive from Indus river and the adjoining lakes in the lower sindh area

As a result of this study, trematode parasites of the families. Plagiorchiidae, spirorchiidae, Pronocephalidae, Paramphistomidae, Cythoootylidae, and Cophalogonimidae, and genera Astiotrema (A. reniferum. A. hoshiarpurium, A. indica, A. loossii, A. rami, A. natli, A. matthaii), Glossimetra (G. orientalies) Enchclobrephus (E. robustum). Schizamphistomoides (one new species) Neopronocephalus (one new species) Cephalogonimus (C. mehrai, C. indicus, C. kumarus. C. mukeriius, and (one new species), Plasmiorchis (P. hardellii), Tromarhynchus (three new species), Encyclometra (E. colubrimurorum, E. Japonica), and Gogatea (two new species), were recorded of the nematode families Atractidae, Camallanidae, Spiruridae and the genera Monhysterides (M. kachugae), Camallanus (C. Kachugae), Spiroxys (S. torouata) wer recorded. Of these 10 genera and 18 species of trematoda are new record for west Paksitan and 8 species are new to science and 3 genera and 3 species of nematodes have been recorded for the first time from west Pakistan

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1 0 Contents 0
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2 1 Introduction 1
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3 2 Materials And Methods 4
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4 3 Review Of Literture 6
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  3.1 Parasites Of Turtles And Tortoises Trematodes /Family Flagiorchiidae 11
  3.2 Key To The Species Of Astiotrema Looss 24
  3.3 Key To The Species Of The Genus Sehizamphistomoides Stunkard , 1925 57
  3.4 Key To The Species Of The Genus Cephalogonimus (From Lissemys Punctata Punctata ) 87
  3.5 Key To The Species Of The Genus Cephalogonimus Fro General Reptilian Hosts 89
  3.6 Key To The Species Of The Genus Tremarhynchus Thapar 114
  3.7 Key To The Species Of The Genus Encyelometra Baylis And Cannon 1924 Encyelometra Colubrimurorum Dollfus 135
  3.8 Key To The Species Of The Genus Gogatea Lutz, 1935 152
5 4 Literature Cited 154
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6 5 Abbreviations 86
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