Pseudophysaloptera enigmatica sp. nov. (Nematoda: Physalopteridae) from Dactylopsila trivirgata Gray, 1858 (Marsupialia: Petauridae) in Australia, with a review of the genus

M. D. Bennett*

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Abstract

The nematode Pseudophysaloptera enigmatica sp. nov. is described from the stomach of Dactylopsila trivirgata Gray, 1858, in Queensland, Australia. The new species is distinguished from congeners by its size and features present on the tail of the male. P. enigmatica sp. nov. is considerably larger than virtually all congeners, and can be differentiated by the presence of spicules and the shape and distribution of caudal papillae in the male tail. This is the first record of the genus in Australia and in marsupials. A review of the genus is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-210
Number of pages6
JournalParasite
Volume10
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003

Keywords

  • Australia
  • Marsupial
  • Nematoda
  • Pseudophysaloptera enigmatica sp. nov.
  • Spirurida

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