FIRST RECORD OF GENUS AMIDOSTOMUM RAILLIET AND HENRY, 1909 (NEMATODA: AMIDOSTOMIDAE) IN PAKISTAN

N. A. BIRMANI, A. M. DHAREJO, M. M. KHAN

Abstract


During present studies on helminthofauna of Black Coot, Fulica atra (Gruiformes: Rallidae), in Sindh Province of Pakistan, 502 specimens (207♂ and 295 ♀) belonging to the genus Amidostomum Railliet and Henry, 1909 were collected from gizzards of 57 hosts. On the basis of diagnostic characteristics like body size, buccal capsule, shape and size of spicules, bursa and position of vulva, these specimens are identified as Amidostomum fulicae (Rudolphi, 1819) Seurat, 1918. This is first record of genus Amidostomum Railliet and Henry, 1909 from Pakistan.


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