Observations on Rajotaenia gerbilli Wertheim, 1954, an anoplocephalid cestode from gerbils

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  • Abstract:

    A restudy of Miss Wertheim's material of her species Rajotaenia gerbilli revealed that a cirrus pouch is present and that the uterus does not form an inter-communicating canal system. The branched nature of the excretory system is confirmed. These findings support the view that the genus Rajotaenia must be considered a synonym of the genus Catenotaenia. Consequently Yamaguti's subfamily Rajotaeniinae cannot be retained.