Journal article

Redescriptions and descriptions of new species of Austrostrongylus Chandler, 1924 (Nematoda: Trichostrongylina), from Australian marsupials with a comparative study of features of the synlophe

MC Durette-Desset, I Beveridge

Zootaxa | MAGNOLIA PRESS | Published : 2012


Redescriptions are provided of Austrostrongylus aggregatus Johnston & Mawson, 1940, A. chandleri Mawson, 1973, A. macropodis Chandler, 1924, A. victoriensis Cassone, 1983 and A. wallabiae Johnston & Mawson, 1939 from macropodid marsupials from eastern Australia. Two new species are described: A. mawsonae sp. nov. from Wallabia bicolor (Desmarest) and A. smalesae sp. nov. from Macropus rufogriseus (Desmarest), M. fuliginosus (Desmarest), M. giganteus Shaw and W. bicolor (Desmarest). A. paratypicus Mawson, 1973 is treated as a synonym of A. macropodis. The synlophe is described from serial transverse sections of males and females of each species and the origins and terminations of the cuticula..

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