Abstract: Parasites of red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) were examined from different territories of Hungary in order to clarify morphological differentiation and taxonomic situation in the tapeworm genus Mesocestoides Vaillant, 1863. Two species of Mesocestoides were found, identification key for the species recovered from red foxes in Hungary is the following: Mesocestoides litteratus (Batsch, 1786): cirrus pouch elongated, 48 to 96 µm (mean 70) in width, located anteriorly, near middle of segment, maximum diameter of testes 14 to 76 µm (mean 42); Mesocestoides lineatus (Goeze, 1782) Railliet, 1893: cirrus pouch oval, 118 to 244 µm (mean 165) in width, situated anteriorly, near middle of segment, maximum diameter of testes 56 to 213 µm (mean 115).Keywords:
Author(s): Tenora, F., Gubányi, A. & Eszterbauer, E.
Title: Morphological investigation of Mesocestoides (Cestoda, Mesocestoididae) species parasitizing Vulpes vulpes in Hungary
Publication date: 1998-10-28
Hungary, Cestoda, morphology, Mesocestoidae, Mesocestoides lineatus, Mesocestoides litteratus, host species, Vulpes vulpesJournal: Miscellanea zoologica hungaricaJournal abbreviation: Miscnea zool. hung.ISSN: 0230-9017Publisher: Hungarian Natural History Museum, BudapestEditor(s): Forró, L.
, Bankovics, A., Korsós, Z. & Matskási, I.