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Zootaxa 20th Anniversary Celebration: section Acanthocephala

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo, Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas, Apartado Postal 1-10, C.P. 42001, Pachuca, Hidalgo, México and Harold W. Manter Laboratory of Parasitology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0514, USA
Acanthocephala new species checklist bibliography


Of 32 papers including Acanthocephala that were published in Zootaxa from 2001 to 2020, 5, by 11 authors from 5 countries, described 5 new species and redescribed 1 known species and 27 checklists from 11 countries and/geographical regions by 72 authors.  A bibliographic analysis of these papers, the number of species reported in the checklists, and a list of new species are presented in this paper.



  1. Al-Jahdali, M.O. (2010) Helminth parasites from Red Sea fishes: Neowardula brayi gen. nov., sp. nov. (Trematoda: Mesometridae Poche, 1926) and Sclerocollum saudii sp. nov. (Acanthocephala: Cavisomidae Meyer, 1932). Zootaxa, 2681, 57–65.

    Amin, O.M. (1985) Classification. In: Crompton, D.W.T. & Nickol, B.B. (Eds.) Biology of the Acanthocephala. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England, pp. 27–72.

    Amin, O.M. (2013) Classification of the Acanthocephala. Folia Parasitologica, 60, 273–305.

    Birmani, N.A., Dharejo, A.M. & Khan, M.M. (2011) A new species of Polymorphus Lühe, 1911 (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae) in Black Coot, Fulica atra (Aves: Rallidae), Pakistan. Zootaxa, 2929, 64–68.

    Bursey, C., Rocha, C., Rocha, D., Menezes, V., Ariani, C. & Vrcibradic, D. (2010) New species of Oochoristica (Cestoda; Linstowiidae) and other endoparasites of Trachylepis atlantica (Sauria: Scincidae) from Fernando de Noronha Island, Brazil. Zootaxa, 2715, 45–54.

    Campião, K.M., Morais, D.H., Dias, O.T., Aguiar, A., Toledo, G.d.M., Tavares, L.E.R. & da Silva, R.J. (2014) Checklist of Helminth parasites of Amphibians from South America. Zootaxa, 3843, 1–93.

    Chowhan, J.S., Gupta, N.K. & Khera, S. (1988) On Acanthosentis putitorae sp. nov. and A. seenghalae sp. nov. (Acanthocephala: Quadrigyridae) from freshwater fishes of northern India. Research Bulletin of the Panjab University (Science), 39, 197–206.

    Doweld, A. (2013) Alairhynchus, a new name for the genus Gigantorhynchus Sapelnikov & Malygina 1977 (Brachiopoda: Camarotoechioidea) preoccupied by Gigantorhynchus Hamann 1892 (Vermes: Acanthocephala). Zootaxa, 3734, 497–498.

    Fugassa, M. (2015) Checklist of helminths found in Patagonian wild mammals. Zootaxa, 4012, 271.

    García-Prieto, L., Falcón-Ordaz, J. & Guzmán-Cornejo, C. (2012) Helminth parasites of wild Mexican mammals: list of species, hosts and geographical distribution. Zootaxa, 3290, 1–92.

    García-Prieto, L., García-Varela, M., Mendoza-Garfias, B. & Pérez-Ponce de León, G. (2010) Checklist of the Acanthocephala in wildlife vertebrates of Mexico. Zootaxa, 2419, 1–50.

    Gautam, N.K., Misra, P.K., Saxena, A.M. & Monks, S. (2020) Description of Pallisentis thapari n. sp. and a re-description of Acanthosentis seenghalae (Acanthocephala, Quadrigyridae, Pallisentinae) using morphological and molecular data, with analysis on the validity of the sub-genera of Pallisentis. Zootaxa, 4766, 139–156.

    Guillén-Hernández, S., García-Varela, M. & Pérez-Ponce de León, G. (2008) First record of Hexaglandula corynosoma (Travassos, 1915) Petrochenko, 1958 (Acanthocephala: Polymorphidae) in intermediate and definitive hosts in Mexico. Zootaxa, 1873, 61–68.

    Hernández-Orts, J., Kuchta, R., Semenas, L., Crespo, E., González, R. & Aznar, F. (2019) An annotated list of the Acanthocephala from Argentina. Zootaxa, 4663, 1–64.

    Hernández-Orts, J., Paso Viola, M., García, N., Crespo, E., González, R., García-Varela, M. & Kuchta, R. (2015) A checklist of the helminth parasites of marine mammals from Argentina. Zootaxa, 3936, 301–334.

    Luque, J., Muniz-Pereira, L., Siciliano, S., Siqueira, L., Oliveira, M. & Vieira, F. (2010) Checklist of helminth parasites of cetaceans from Brazil. Zootaxa, 2548, 57.

    Martínez-Aquino, A., Mendoza-Palmero, C.A., Aguilar-Aguilar, R. & León, G. (2014) Checklist of helminth parasites of Goodeinae (Osteichthyes: Cyprinodontiformes: Goodeidae), an endemic subfamily of freshwater fishes from Mexico. Zootaxa, 3856, 151–191.

    Méndez, O., Salgado-Maldonado, G., Caspeta-Mandujano, J. & Cabañas-Carranza, G. (2010) Helminth parasites of some freshwater fishes from Baja California Sur, Mexico. Zootaxa, 2327, 44–50.

    Monks, S. (2001) Phylogeny of the Acanthocephala based on morphological characters. Systematic Parasitology, 48, 81–116.

    Monks, S., Alemán-García, B. & Pulido-Flores, G. (2008) A new species of Dollfusentis Golvan, 1969 (Palaeacanthocephala: Illiosentidae) in the striped mojara, Eugerres plumieri (Perciformes: Actinoptergii), from Bahía de Chetumal, Quintana Roo, México. Zootaxa, 1853, 45–56.

    Monks, S. & Richardson, D.J. (2011) Phylum Acanthocephala Kohlreuther, 1771. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: an outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 234–237.

    Muniz-Pereira, L., Vieira, F. & Luque, J. (2009) Checklist of helminth parasites of threatened vertebrate species from Brazil. Zootaxa, 2123, 1–45.

    Öktener, A. (2005) A checklist of parasitic helminths reported from sixty-five species of marine fish from Turkey including two new records of monogeneans. Zootaxa, 1063, 33–52.

    Ortega-Olivares, M., Hernández Mena, D., León, G. & García-Varela, M. (2011) Helminths of the white ibis, Eudocimus albus (Aves: Therskiornithidae) in Mexico. Zootaxa, 3088, 15–26.

    Panti-May, J., Digiani, M., Arjona, E., Gurubel-González, Y., Navone, G., Williams, C., Hernández-Betancourt, S. & Robles, M.d.R. (2018) A checklist of the helminth parasites of sympatric rodents from two Mayan villages in Yucatán, México. Zootaxa, 4403, 495–512.

    Pinacho-Pinacho, C.D., Sereno-Uribe, A.L., Pérez-Ponce de León, G. & García-Varela, M. (2015) Checklist of the species of Neoechinorhynchus (Acanthocephala: Neoechinorhynchidae) in fishes and turtles in Middle-America, and their delimitation based on sequences of the 28s rDNA. Zootaxa, 3985, 98–116.

    Salgado-Maldonado, G. (2006) Checklist of helminth parasites of freshwater fishes from Mexico. Zootaxa, 1324, 1–357.

    Salgado-Maldonado, G. (2008) Helminth parasites of freshwater fish from Central America. Zootaxa, 1915, 29–53.

    San-Martín-Órdenes, J., Muñoz-Leal, S., GarÍN, C. & González-Acuña, D. (2019) A systematic review of parasites and micropredators of non-avian reptiles (Reptilia=Sauropsida) in Chile. Zootaxa, 4543, 301–340.

    Santos, C.P. & Gibson, D. (2015) Checklist of the Helminth Parasites of South American Bats. Zootaxa, 3937, 471–499.

    Santos, C.P., Gibson, D.I., Tavares, L.E.R. & Luque, J.L. (2008) Checklist of Acanthocephala associated with the fishes of Brazil. Zootaxa, 1938, 1–22.

    Smales, L. (2006a) Helminths Of the Hydromyini (Muridae: Hydromyinae) from Papua New Guinea with the description of a new species Of Labiobulura (Nematoda: Ascaridida). Zootaxa, 57–68.

    Smales, L. (2006b) A new acuariid species (Spirurida, Acuariidae) and other nematodes from Hydromys (Muridae, Hydromyinae) from Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Zootaxa, 1110, 27–37.

    Smales, L.R. (2007) Acanthocephalans of Amphibians and Reptiles (Anura and Squamata) from Ecuador, with the description of Pandosentis napoensis n. sp. (Neoechinorhynchidae) from Hyla fasciata. Zootaxa, 1445, 49–56.

    Smales, L.R. & Weaver, H.J. (2015) An annotated checklist of Acanthocephala from Australian fish. Zootaxa, 3985, 349–374.

    Spratt, D. & Beveridge, I.A.N. (2016) Helminth parasites of Australasian monotremes and marsupials. Zootaxa, 4123, 1–198.

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