Acta Parasitologica

, 53:219 | Cite as

Dentostomella translucida Schulz et Krepkorgorskaya, 1932 (Nematoda, Heteroxynematidae), a new species for the European nematofauna

  • Grzegorz Zaleśny
  • Joanna Hildebrand
  • Marcin Popiołek
  • Anna Okulewicz
Research Note


A nematode Dentostomella translucida was found during parasitological examination of a pet Mongolian gerbil Meriones unguiculatus. Gerbils in the wild are known as hosts of this parasite in Asia, pet gerbils — in the USA and Brazil. Our record is the first in Europe. Complete descriptions of male and female individuals are given.


Nematoda Heteroxynematidae Dentostomella translucida gerbils pets 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Grzegorz Zaleśny
    • 1
  • Joanna Hildebrand
    • 1
  • Marcin Popiołek
    • 2
  • Anna Okulewicz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Parasitology, Institute of Genetics and MicrobiologyWrocław UniversityWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Department of Zoology and EcologyWrocław University of Environmental and Life SciencesWrocławPoland

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