New species of Cloacina von Linstow, 1898 (Nematoda: Strongyloidea) parasitic in the stomachs of wallaroos, Osphranter spp. (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) from northern Australia
Ian Beveridge, Aaron Jex, Nicole Tan, Abdul Jabbar
Systematic Parasitology | SPRINGER | Published : 2018
Three new species of the parasitic nematode genus Cloacina von Linstow, 1898 (Strongyloidea: Cloacininae) are described from the stomachs of wallaroos, Osphranter spp. (Marsupialia: Macropodidae), from northern Australia. Cloacina spearei n. sp. is described from O. robustus woodwardi (Thomas) and O. antilopinus (Gould) and is distinguished from congeners by the shape of the cephalic papillae, the shallow buccal capsule, the presence of an oesophageal denticle and the convoluted but non-recurrent vagina in the female. Cloacina longibursata n. sp. also from O. robustus woodwardi and O. antilopinus is distinguished from congeners by the elongate dorsal lobe of the bursa, with the origin of the..View full abstract
The collections reported here were made with financial assistance from the Australian Research Council and the Australian Biological Resources Study. We would like to thank Ben Murphy for collection of material from Maningrida.