Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 21, Number 1-2

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FURTHER OBSERVATIONS ON PARASITES OF THE JAPANESE SHREW MOLE, UROTRICHUS TALPOIDES TEMMINCK

OHBAYASHI, Masashi;MASEGI, Toshiaki;KUBOTA, Kinziro

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/2013
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.21.1-2.15

Abstract

A new lungworm, Angiostrongylus minutus n. sp. (Nematoda : Metastrongylidae), was described from 13 out of 14 specimens of the Japanese shrew mole, Urotrichus talpoides TEMMINCK, which were collected at Yumoto, Nikko and areas near Lakes Saiko and Kawaguchi at the foot of Mt. Fuji. The male of this nematode is characterized by its minute body size, the existence of the gubernaculum, two simple branches of the dorsal ray, etc. Larval and immature Rhabditoidea gen. sp. were recognized in the nasal cavities of 2 cases. Larval Toxocara canis (WERNER, 1782) was demonstrated in one case, which showed multiple necrotic foci in the lungs. A trematode, Ectosiphonus sp., was obtained from the intestine of one case. Eimeria sp. were found in epithelial cells of the biliary canals and small intestine in two other cases. As for mycotic origin, adiaspores of Emmonsia crescens EMMONS et JELLISON, 1960,were found in the lungs of one case.

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