Two new species of Litomosoides (Nemata: Onchocercidae) from Ctenomys opimus (Rodentia: Ctenomyidae) on the altiplano of Bolivia

Sara V. Brant, Scott Lyell Gardner

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Abstract

Two filarioid nematodes, Litomosoides andersoni n. sp. and Litomosoides ctenomyos n. sp. (Nemata: Onchocercidae), are described from the mesenteries of the subterranean rodent Ctenomys opimus (Rodentia: Hystrichognathi) collected on the altiplano of Bolivia. Specimens collected near Rancho Huancaroma (Oruro Dept.) in 1984 and 1986 can be recognized as undescribed by the structures of the spicules and stoma and the shape of the ovijector. This record represents the first time members of the genus Litomosoides have been recovered from rodents of the family Ctenomyidae; this also represents the first published report of these nematodes from mammals in Bolivia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)700-705
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Parasitology
Volume83
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1997

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