Check List 8(5): 914-916, doi: 10.15560/8.5.914
Valipora minuta (Coil, 1950) (Cyclophyllidea: Gryporhynchidae) in Butorides striata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Aves: Ardeidae): The first record from Brazil and a new definitive host record
expand article infoHudson Alves Pinto, Vítor Luis Tenório Mati, Alan Lane de Melo
‡ Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Open Access
The gryporhynchid tapeworm Valipora minuta (Coil, 1950) found in Butorides striata (Linnaeus, 1758) from Pampulha dam, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, which represents a new definitive host, is reported from South America for the first time. The morphology of the cestodes found is briefly described and compared with previous reports and closely related species.