Baidaa Ghanem Algam Haytham Mohammad Alawadi


Davaineidae is a very large family and contains the most genus of Cestodes, as it contains 54 species of Cotugnia , which was discovered in birds in different places of the world . Isolating this type of tapeworm from small intestine of Streptopelia senegalensis from Najaf city in Iraq. The optical microscope and the scanning electron microscope revealed. the worm has a square head which contains four suckers in the corners, rostellum containing hooks, neck, mature segments and gravid segments which contain eggs.

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Cotugnia , tapeworm , Streptopelia senegalensis , Davaineidae , scanning electron microscope.

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