NOTOCOTYLUS SINDHENSIS N.SP. (TREMATODA: NOTOCOTYLIDAE) FROM MALLARD (ANAS PLATYRHYNCHOS) IN SINDH, PAKISTAN
Notocotylus sindhensis n.sp. (Trematoda: Notocotylidae) is described from the small intestine of Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) from Tando Muhammad Khan, Sindh, Pakistan. The new species differs from previously described Notocotylus species mainly in the number and arrangements of ventral papilla smaller size of body, the anterior extremely is comparatively narrower; shape and size of cirrus sac and small size eggs, some with only one filament. This is the second description of species level of Notocotylus from a bird in Pakistan.