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      Valipora minuta (Coil, 1950) (Cyclophyllidea: Gryporhynchidae) in Butorides striata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Aves: Ardeidae): The first record from Brazil and a new definitive host record

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          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.

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          1809-127X
          September 01 2012
          September 01 2012
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          10.15560/8.5.914
          © 2012

          http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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