Journal article

New species of Macropostrongyloides Yamaguti, 1961 (Nematoda: Strongylida) and the redescription of Ma. baylisi (Wood, 1930) from Australian macropodid marsupials

Tanapan Sukee, Ian Beveridge, Abdul Jabbar

Systematic Parasitology | SPRINGER | Published : 2020


Specimens of four genetically distinct groups of Macropostrongyloides baylisi Wood, 1930 were analysed morphologically. Each genotype was found to represent a morphologically distinct species: Ma. baylisi from Osphranter robustus woodwardi (Thomas) and Osphranter robustus erubescens (Sclater); Ma. spearei n. sp. from Osphranter robustus robustus (Gould) and O. r. erubescens; Ma. mawsonae n. sp. from Macropus giganteus Shaw and Ma. woodi n. sp. from Osphranter rufus (Desmarest). The new species described here are differentiated primarily by several male-specific features that have been overlooked in previous taxonomic revisions. These features include striations on the terminal part of the sp..

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Awarded by Australian Biological Resources Study grants

Funding Acknowledgements

We would like to thank Dr Allison van de Meena from the Biosciences Microscopy unit, Melbourne University for her advice and assistance with the scanning electron microscopy. This study was financially supported by the Australian Biological Resources Study grants RF217-06 and CBG18-07.