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Spirosprattus scyphiformis n. g., n. sp. (Nematoda: Spirurida), from the Cape York rat, Rattus leucopus (Gray, 1867) (Rodentia: Muridae), in Cape York, Australia

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Lesley WarnerLesley Warner
During field surveys in Cape York, Australia, a new genus was recovered from Rattus leucopus, the Cape York rat. Study of the morphology, particularly of the anterior end, showed that Spirosprattus scyphiformis n.g., g. sp. is distinguished from all other species of the Spirocercidae and falls within the subfamily Ascaropsinae. All other ascaropsines are either cosmopolitan in distribution, occurring in bovids, cervids, or suids, or found in hosts endemic to South America. There is, however, insuffiecient evidence to establish the relationships between S. scyphiformis and spirocercids from cosmopolitan, Southeast Asian or Australian marsupial hosts.

Funding

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

History

Volume

71

Issue

2

Start Page

184

End Page

189

Number of Pages

6

ISSN

1525-2647

Location

Lawrence, KS, USA

Publisher

Helminthological Society of Washington

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

School of Biological and Environmental Sciences; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Comparative parasitology.