Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 55, Issue 3, pp 270–275 | Cite as

Redescription of Lemuricola (Madoxyuris) bauchoti (Nematoda, Oxyuridae) from Lemur catta in Madagascar

  • María del Rosario Robles
  • James E. Loudon
  • John M. Kinsella
  • Mandala Hunter-Ishikawa
  • David S. Miller
  • Michelle L. Sauther
  • Frank P. Cuozzo
Article

Abstract

Lemuricola (Madoxyuris) bauchoti Chabaud, Brygoo et Petter, 1965 is redescribed from material collected from the ring-tailed lemur, Lemur catta, from the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve in Madagascar using the scanning electron microscope. This is a new host record and the first oxyurid reported from the ring-tailed lemur. Previously, records of each species of the subgenus Madoxyuris have been restricted to a single host species, but the close relationship between these nematodes and their Strepsirrhini hosts will only be proven when additional records fill in the gaps in their distribution.

Keywords

Lemuricola (Madoxyuris) bauchoti Oxyuridae ring-tailed lemur Lemur catta Hapalemur Madagascar SEM 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • María del Rosario Robles
    • 1
  • James E. Loudon
    • 2
  • John M. Kinsella
    • 3
  • Mandala Hunter-Ishikawa
    • 4
  • David S. Miller
    • 4
  • Michelle L. Sauther
    • 2
  • Frank P. Cuozzo
    • 5
  1. 1.Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores CEPAVE (CCT-CONICET-La Plata) (UNLP)Buenos AiresArgentina
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  3. 3.Helm West LaboratoryMissoulaUSA
  4. 4.College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical SciencesColorado State UniversityFort CollinsUSA
  5. 5.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of North DakotaGrand ForksUSA

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