A new species of Pelecitus (Filarioidea: Onchocercidae) from the endangered Tehuantepec jackrabbit Lepus flavigularis

F. Agustín Jiménez-Ruiz, Scott L. Gardner, Fernando A. Cervantes, Consuelo Lorenzo

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Abstract

Pelecitus meridionaleporinus n. sp. from the Tehuantepec jackrabbit is described. The new species differs from Pelecitus helicinus (Molin, 1860) in having delicate transverse striations, a salient vulva, and a readily apparent preesophageal ring; P. helicinus has teardrop cells around the vulva, which are lacking in the species presently described. The new species is different from Pelecitus scapiceps (Leidy, 1886) in having the vulva anterior to the esophageal-intestinal junction and wider lateral alae. Pelecitus scapiceps is found in the tarsal bursa of the hind feet of lagomorphs, whereas P. helicinus is found around tendons of legs and feet of birds. Pelecitus meridionaleporinus n. sp. occurs in the subcutaneous tissue at the base of both ears. This is the second species in Pelecitus Railliet and Henry, 1910 that occurs in New World lagomorphs, and the third found infecting mammals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)803-807
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume90
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2004

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A new species of Pelecitus (Filarioidea : Onchocercidae) from the endangered Tehuantepec jackrabbit Lepus flavigularis. / Jiménez-Ruiz, F. Agustín; Gardner, Scott L.; Cervantes, Fernando A.; Lorenzo, Consuelo.

In: Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 90, No. 4, 01.08.2004, p. 803-807.

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Jiménez-Ruiz, F. Agustín ; Gardner, Scott L. ; Cervantes, Fernando A. ; Lorenzo, Consuelo. / A new species of Pelecitus (Filarioidea : Onchocercidae) from the endangered Tehuantepec jackrabbit Lepus flavigularis. In: Journal of Parasitology. 2004 ; Vol. 90, No. 4. pp. 803-807.
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