FIRST RECORD IN IRAQ OF TANQUA ANOMALA (LINSTOW, 1904) FROM THE DICE SNAKE, NATRIX TESSELLATA TESSELLATA (LAURENTI, 1768)

Abstract

ABSTRACTTanqua anomala (von Linstow,1904) specimens were recovered, from the lining wall of the gastro-intestinal tract of the dice snake Natrix tessellate tessellate (Laurenti, 1768) collected in Baghdad city, central Iraq. Measurements of the males, females and a comparison of the nematode with other studies tabulated. Reporting of Tanqua anomala from this snake represents the first record for Iraq as well as a new host record.