The chimpanzee pinworm, Enterobius (Enterobius) anthropopitheci (Gedoelst, 1916) (Nematoda: Oxyuridae), is redescribed based on light and scanning electron microscopy of both sexes collected from the feces of chimpanzees, Pan troglodytes, of an introduced population on Rubondo Island, Tanzania. Enterobius (E.) anthropopitheci is characterized by having a small body (males 1.13–1.83 mm long, females 3.33–4.73 mm long), a rather straight spicule with a ventral membranous formation in males, double-crested lateral alae in females, small eggs (53–58 by 24–28 μm), and a smooth eggshell with 3 longitudinal thickenings. Morphological comparison is made between the present and previous descriptions.
MORPHOLOGY OF CHIMPANZEE PINWORMS, ENTEROBIUS (ENTEROBIUS) ANTHROPOPITHECI (GEDOELST, 1916) (NEMATODA: OXYURIDAE), COLLECTED FROM CHIMPANZEES, PAN TROGLODYTES, ON RUBONDO ISLAND, TANZANIA
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Hideo Hasegawa, Yatsukaho Ikeda, Akiko Fujisaki, Liza R. Moscovice, Klara J. Petrzelkova, Taranjit Kaur, Michael A. Huffman; MORPHOLOGY OF CHIMPANZEE PINWORMS, ENTEROBIUS (ENTEROBIUS) ANTHROPOPITHECI () (NEMATODA: OXYURIDAE), COLLECTED FROM CHIMPANZEES, PAN TROGLODYTES, ON RUBONDO ISLAND, TANZANIA. J Parasitol 1 December 2005; 91 (6): 1314–1317. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-569R.1
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