A new species of Litomosoides was collected from the abdominal cavity of Oligoryzomys nigripes (Rodentia: Muridae) in a semideciduous secondary rainforest of Misiones, Argentina. Litomosoides odilae n. sp. belongs to the carinii group and is characterized by the amphids displaced dorsally; buccal capsule with an anterior segment transparent and an annular asymmetrical thickening; esophagus divided, with the posterior glandular portion slightly wider than the muscular; male cloacal aperture strongly protruded; and microfilaria sheathed with an attenuated tail. The morphology of the new species, which is similar to that of L. petteri, a parasite of marsupials in Brazil, suggests that host-switching events may have occurred in the diversification of this genus.
A NEW SPECIES, LITOMOSOIDES ODILAE N. SP. (NEMATODA: ONCHOCERCIDAE) FROM OLIGORYZOMYS NIGRIPES (RODENTIA: MURIDAE) IN THE RAINFOREST OF MISIONES, ARGENTINA
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Juliana Notarnicola, Graciela Navone; A NEW SPECIES, LITOMOSOIDES ODILAE N. SP. (NEMATODA: ONCHOCERCIDAE) FROM OLIGORYZOMYS NIGRIPES (RODENTIA: MURIDAE) IN THE RAINFOREST OF MISIONES, ARGENTINA. J Parasitol 1 October 2002; 88 (5): 967–971. doi: https://doi.org/10.1645/0022-3395(2002)088[0967:ANSLON]2.0.CO;2
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