|Original title:||The remarkable nematode of the genus Subulura Molin, 1860 parasitizing in Otus scops (Strigiformes) in the Czech Republic|
|Authors:||Vlastimil Baruš, Šárka Mašová, Božena Koubková, Jiljí Sitko|
|Keywords:||Otus scops; nematodes; Subulura|
The study of nematodes collected from the intestine of a Eurasian scops owl (Otus scops L.), found in April 2011 near Přerov in the Czech Republic after a car crash, has recovered the specimens of a rare genus Subulura Molin, 1860. Morphology of the cephalic end with hexagonal mouth opening, lateral cervical allae, inconspicuous vulva and caudal end with mucron in females, and ten pairs of caudal papillae (three pre-, two para- and five post-cloacal) in males is described and documented. Another observed feature is the topography of three pairs of papillae near the end of the tail with two phasmids. Presence of a single papilla on the upper lip of the cloaca is described for the first time in the Subulura genus.