Cestodes from rodents in the Republic of South Africa

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The cestodes recovered from various Muridae and Cricetidae in the Republic of South Africa are recorded. The following species are redescribed: Paranoplocephala omphalodes (Hermann, 1783) Liihe, 1910; lnermicapsifer congolensis Mahon, 1954; Inermicapsifer madagascariensis (Davaine, 1870) Baer, 1956; Catenataenia compacta Ortlepp, 1962; Catenotaenia lobata Baer, 1925; Catenotaenia Iucida Ortlepp, 1962; Raillietina (Raillietina) thrynomysi Ortlepp, 1938; Raillietina (Raillietina) trapezoides (Janicki, 1904) Fuhrmann, 1924; Hymenolepis diminuta (Rudolphi, 1819); Hymenolepis straminea (Goeze, 1782); Hymenolepis nana (von Siebold, 1852). Three new species are described: Paranoplocephala otomyos from Otomys irroratus; I-Iymenolepis microcantha and Hymenolepis taterae from Tatera (Tatera) brantsi. Paranoplocephala acanthocirrosa Baer, 1924 is considered a synonym of P. omphalodes; Catenotaenia capensis Ortlepp, 1940 of C. lobata; and Raillietina (Raillietina) namaquensis Mettrick, 1962 of R. (R.) trapezoides. Cestodes recovered from the Myomorpha in the Ethiopian Region are summarized and a hostparasite list is included.