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Potorostrongylus woyliei n.sp. (Nematoda: Cloacinidae) from the brush-tailed bettong Bettongia penicillata (Marsupialia) from Western Australia, Australia, with comments on potoroid-potorostrongylid associations and a key to the species of Potorostrongylus

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Lesley Warner
Potorostrongylus woyliei sp. n. (Nematoda: Cloacinidae), a new nematode from the stomach of the brush-tailed bettong Bettongia penicillata is described and a revised key to the genus provided. The new species most closely resembles Potorostrongylus finlaysoni Johnston and Mawson, 1939 and Potorostrogylus temperatus Smales, 1997 but differs from both in the shape of the submedian lips, the length of the spicules, and the proportions of the elements of the ovejector. Each potoroid host species is associated with a particular species of Potorostrongylus, suggesting coevolution of host and helminth. Additional potoroid-potorostronglyid associations appear to be incidental infections resulting from sympatric host distribution.

Funding

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

History

Volume

72

Issue

1

Start Page

28

End Page

32

Number of Pages

5

ISSN

1525-2647

Location

Kansas

Publisher

Helminthological Society of Washington

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Central Queensland University; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Comparative parasitology.