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Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington, v. 14, no. 2 (1947)


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Since the original description of Taenia taxidiensis Skinker, 1935,2 was based on an incomplete and apparently immature cestode, a redescription seems desirable.

The following description is based on 28 cestodes, taken from three infected badgers, Taxidea taxus (Schreber), all collected in southern Wisconsin. Of these, only one strobila had gravid segments, the others being immature. Most of the data given below are based on the single mature specimen, with additional measurements, where Possible, from the immature worms. No sections were made of these specimens, and the measurements given were taken fl·om stained wholemounts.

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