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Published in the Journal of Parasitology (June 1989) 75(3): 344-347. Copyright 1989, the American Society of Parasitologists. Used by permission.


Salsuginus thalkeni n. sp. (Monogenea: Ancyrocephalidae) is described from the gills of the plains killifish, Fundulus zebrinus, in the South Platte River of Nebraska. Salsuginus thalkeni is distinguished from previously described species by measurements of sclerotized parts and by proportions (measurement ratios), differences between dorsal and ventral hamuli, and angles between deep and superficial hamulus roots.