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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 95, No. 6, 2000, pp. 849-852
Bioline Code: oc00136
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
Document available free of charge

Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 95, No. 6, 2000, pp. 849-852

 en Description of Males of Parabronema pecariae Ivaschkin, 1960 (Nematoda, Habronematoidea) Parasitizing Peccaries (Mammalia, Tayassuidae) in Brazil
J Júlio Vicente; Luís C Muniz-Pereira; Dely Noronha & Roberto Magalhães Pinto


Nematodes studied herein and identified as Parabronema pecariae were collected in 1936 in the States of Rio de Janeiro and Par and in 1940 in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. This species was proposed, with basis on female specimens that had been described earlier as Parabronema sp. Although the presence of males of P. pecariae was previously reported in Brazil, their description was not provided. The present paper deals with the first complete morphometric data on male specimens of P. pecariae recovered from peccaries (Pecari tajacu and Tayassu pecari).

nematodes, Parabronema pecariae, peccaries, mammals, Brazil

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