oa African Zoology - The rumen ciliates of greater kudu Tragelaphus strepsiceros (pallas) from South Africa and Zimbabwe with a description of one new species

Volume 17, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Eighteen species of the family Ophryoscolecidae, representing three genera, and three species of the family Isotrichidae representing two genera, were found in the rumina of kudu from the Republic of South Africa and Zimbabwe. One new ophryoscolecid Entodinium carina tum is descriptionbed. Certain aspects of the taxonomy of Diplodinium archon, Entodinium longinucleatum and Entodinium dilobum are discussed.

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