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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 92, No. 2, 1997, pp. 209-214
Bioline Code: oc97043
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 92, No. 2, 1997, pp. 209-214

 en Nematode parasites of Brazilian corvid birds (Passeriformes): A general survey with a description of Viktorocara brasiliensis n. sp. (Acuariidae, Schistorophinae)
Roberto Magalhaes Pinto; J Julio Vicente & Dely Noronha

Abstract

This report deals with the identification of 139 samples of nematodes
recovered from Brazilian jays. Viktorocara brasiliensis n. sp. is proposed
and compared with V. capillaris, V. limosae, V. charadrii and V. garridoi
which are the other species included in the genus. The differentiation of
V. brasiliensis n. sp. was based on the ratios between muscular and
glandular esophagus and spicules, as well. 

Other referred species are Acuaria mamillaris, A. mayori, Aprocta sp., Cheilospirura sp., Diplotriaena americana, D. bargusinica, Oxyspirura matogrosensis, Oxyspirura sp., Pelecitus helicinus, Procyrnea sp., Skrjabinura spiralis, Subulura papillosa, Synhimantus sp. and Tetrameres (Microtetrameres) sp., with the establishment of some new host records.

Keywords
nematodes - Viktorocara brasiliensis n. sp. - Corvidae - birds - Brazil

 
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