First record of Skrjabingylus petrowi (Nematode: Metastrongyloidea) in a pine marten Martes martes from Ireland
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- Stuart, P., Hawkins, C.J., Sleeman, D.P. et al. Eur J Wildl Res (2010) 56: 679. doi:10.1007/s10344-010-0376-y
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We report the first record of the parasitic nematode Skrjabingylus petrowi in Ireland, the fifth record of S. petrowi outside Russia. Twenty-three of the nematodes were removed from the skull of a male road kill pine marten Martes martes from Co. Tipperary. The spicule lengths measured in the male nematodes removed ranged from 410 to 500 μm, which is in agreement with the range of 410 to 605 μm previously recorded for S. petrowi. This investigation presents further evidence that anatomical measurements are required for the accurate diagnosis of Skrjabingylus spp. and that S. petrowi has a host preference for Martes spp.