Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 76, Issue 3, pp 191–197 | Cite as

Parachordatortilis n. g. (Nematoda: Spirurida: Acuariidae), with a redescription of P.mathevossianae (Petrov & Chertkova, 1950) n. comb., a parasite of Falco tinnunculus L. (Aves: Falconiformes)

  • Yasen Mutafchiev
  • Mario Santoro
  • Boyko B. Georgiev
Article

Abstract

Parachordatortilis n. g. is proposed as a monotypic genus for Parachordatortilis mathevossianae (Petrov & Chertkova, 1950) n. comb. (Spirurida, Acuariidae), previously Dispharynx mathevossianae Petrov & Chertkova, 1950. The new genus can be distinguished from all other acuariid genera by having cordons with a sinistral torsion. Parachordatortilis possesses cordons consisting of two rows of delicate cuticular plates delimiting a longitudinal canal. This pattern of cordon structure suggests that Parachordatortilis is closely related to Dispharynx Railliet, Henry & Sisoff, 1912, Synhimantus Railliet, Henry & Sisoff, 1912 and Chordatortilis Machado de Mendonça & Olivera de Rodrigues, 1985. P. mathevossianae is redescribed on the basis of light and scanning electron microscopical observations of specimens collected from a common kestrel Falco tinnunculus L. in southern Italy.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasen Mutafchiev
    • 1
  • Mario Santoro
    • 2
    • 3
  • Boyko B. Georgiev
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Laboratory of General EcologyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Department of Public Health Science, Section of ParasitologySapienza University of RomeRomeItaly
  3. 3.CIPR-Comitato Italiano per la Protezione degli Uccelli RapaciRendeItaly

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