First Record of Dicheilonema ciconiae (Nematoda, Diplotriaenoidea) from Ciconia nigra (Aves, Ciconiidae) in Ukraine

Syrota, Ya. Yu., Kuzmin, Yu. I., Lyaskivskiy, V. N., Kobylinsky, V. V., Vasylkivska, I. B.



Five specimens of a parasitic nematode Dicheilonema ciconiae (Schrank, 1788) were collected from black stork, Ciconia nigra Linnaeus, in Kyiv Zoological Park. Identification of the nematodes was confirmed by morphological examination of the specimens collected. The ornamentation of the body cuticle in caudal region of males (area rugosa) is first described in D. ciconiae.