Description of Cloacina atthis sp. nov. from the stomach of the euro (Macropus robustus) (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) from Western Australia based on morphological and molecular criteria
Ian Beveridge, Nguyen Hanh, Simon Nyein, Chung Cheng, Anson Koehler, Mary E Shuttleworth, Robin B Gasser, Abdul Jabbar
PARASITOLOGY RESEARCH | SPRINGER | Published : 2014
A new species of strongyloid nematode from the genus Cloacina (Chabertiidae: Cloacininae) is described from the stomach of the hill kangaroo or euro (Macropus robustus) (Marsupialia: Macropodidae) from Western Australia. Cloacina atthis sp. nov. was found only in euros from the Pilbara region in the northwest of Western Australia, in spite of extensive collecting of the same host species from around the Australian continent. C. atthis is most closely related to Cloacina clymene, a species found in the same host species but only in the eastern half of the continent; the two species differ in minor morphological features (the shape of the wall of the buccal capsule, spicule lengths, the degree..View full abstract
Collecting for this study was supported financially by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS).