Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 28, Number 4

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THREE TRICHOSTRONGYLID NEMATODES FROM THE RED ROCK RABBITS, PRONOLAGUS SP., IN KENYA

FUKUMOTO, Shin-ichiro;KAMIYA, Masao;SUZUKI, Hiroshi

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/2206
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.28.4.129

Abstract

Three species of trichostrongylid nematodes ; Trichostrongylus colubriformis (GILES, 1892), Impalaia tuberculata MONNIG, 1923 and Paraheligmonelloides kenyensis gen. et sp. n. are described. All worms were found in the small intestines of the Pronolagus sp. from Kenya. This is the first record of parasitic nematodes from the genus Pronolagus. I. tuberculata is the first record of the genus Impalaia from a non-ruminant animal. P. kenyensis gen. et sp. n. belongs to the family Heligmonellidae and is characterized by synlophes with 15 aretes and the dorsal rays which divide at their base.

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