Checklist of tapeworms (Platyhelminthes, Cestoda) of vertebrates in Finland

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Haukisalmi , V 2015 , ' Checklist of tapeworms (Platyhelminthes, Cestoda) of vertebrates in Finland ' , ZooKeys , no. 533 , pp. 1-61 . https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.533.6538

Title: Checklist of tapeworms (Platyhelminthes, Cestoda) of vertebrates in Finland
Author: Haukisalmi, Voitto
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Finnish Museum of Natural History
Date: 2015-11-09
Language: eng
Number of pages: 61
Belongs to series: ZooKeys
ISSN: 1313-2989
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/165357
Abstract: A checklist of tapeworms (Cestoda) of vertebrates (fishes, birds and mammals) in Finland is presented, based on published observations, specimens deposited in the collections of the Finnish Museum of Natural History (Helsinki) and the Zoological Museum of the University of Turku, and additional specimens identified by the present author. The checklist includes 170 tapeworm species from 151 host species, comprising 447 parasite species/host species combinations. Thirty of the tapeworm species and 96 of the parasite/host species combinations have not been previously reported from Finland. The total number of tapeworm species in Finland (170 spp.) is significantly lower than the corresponding figure for the Iberian Peninsula (257 spp.), Slovakia (225 spp.) and Poland (279 spp.). The difference between Finland and the other three regions is particularly pronounced for anseriform, podicipediform, charadriiform and passeriform birds, reflecting inadequate and/or biased sampling of these birds in Finland. It is predicted that there are actually ca. 270 species of tapeworms in Finland, assuming that true number of bird tapeworms in Finland corresponds to that in other European countries with more comprehensive knowledge of the local tapeworm fauna. The other main pattern emerging from the present data is the seemingly unexplained absence in (northern) Fennoscandia of several mammalian tapeworms that otherwise have extensive distributions in the Holarctic region or in Eurasia, including the northern regions. Previously unknown type specimens, that is, the holotype of Bothrimonus nylandicus Schneider, 1902 (a junior synonym of Diplocotyle olrikii Krabbe, 1874) (MZH 127096) and the syntypes of Caryophyllaeides fennica (Schneider, 1902) (MZH 127097) were located in the collections of the Finnish Museum of Natural History.
Subject: Cestoda
tapeworms
fishes
birds
mammals
checklist
fauna
Finland
species diversity
VOLE MICROTUS-AGRESTIS
N. SP CESTODA
MITOCHONDRIAL-DNA
MOLECULAR PHYLOGENY
URSUS-ARCTOS
SYSTEMATIC RELATIONSHIPS
ECHINOCOCCUS-GRANULOSUS
CLETHRIONOMYS-GLAREOLUS
PARANOPLOCEPHALA-LUHE
COLONIZATION HISTORY
1181 Ecology, evolutionary biology
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