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A new acuariid species (Spirurida, Acuariidae) and other nematodes from Hydromys (Muridae, Hydromyinae) from Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Lesley Warner
From a survey of the intestinal helminths of 8 common water rats, Hydromys chrysogaster, and 1 Shaw Mayer's water rat, Hydromys shawmayeri, from Papua New Guinea and 1 H. chrysogaster from Papua Indonesia, an acanthocephalan, Porrorchis hydromuris, a cestode Hymenolepis diminuta, a notocotylid and a psilostomid trematode and the nematodes Heterakis fieldingi, Subulura sp., Toxocara mackerrasae, Trichuris sp., Uncinaria hydromyos were found, all being new records for Hydromys in the Island of New Guinea. Tikusnema intersedis sp. nov. (Acuariidae), differing from its congenors in the number of teeth on the leaves of the pseudolabia and the length and morphology of the left spicule, was described from H. chrysogaster. Similar life styles and diets provide a common link between the rodents hosts of Tikusnema spp. The commonalities between the helminth communities of H. chrysogaster in northern Australia and New Guinea support the hypothesis that H. chrysogaster originated in New Guinea and subsequently migrated south

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

1110

Start Page

27

End Page

37

Number of Pages

11

eISSN

1175-5334

ISSN

1175-5326

Location

United States

Publisher

Magnolia Press

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Zootaxa.

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