Acta Parasitologica

, Volume 57, Issue 2, pp 194–198 | Cite as

Pelecitus tercostatus (Molin, 1960) (Nematoda, Onchocercidae) in Amazona vinacea (Aves, Psittaciformes) from Argentina: morphological details and clinical findings

  • Julia I. Diaz
  • Dante L. Di Nucci
  • Martín P. Falzone
  • Natalia M. Demergassi
  • M. Fernanda Lois
  • Raúl O. Zalazar
  • Graciela T. Navone
  • Gustavo G. Gachen
Research Note

Abstract

Pelecitus tercostatus (Molin, 1860) (Onchocercidae, Dirofilariinae) was found in the leg of a Vinaceous-breasted Parrot Amazona vinacea (Aves, Psittaciformes) from Misiones, Argentina. The present report enlarges the host distribution of the species and represents the first record of any nematode in A. vinacea. The macroscopic lesions produced in the bird are also described.

Keywords

Nematoda Onchocercidae Pelecitus tercostatus Psittacidae Amazona vinacea Argentina 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Allen J.L., Kollias G.V., Greiner E.C., Boyce W. 1985. Subcutaneous filariasis (Pelecitus sp.) in a Yellow-Collared Macaw (Ara auricollis). Avian Diseases, 29, 891–894. DOI: 10.2307/1590686.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Anderson R.C. 2000. Nematode Parasites of Vertebrates. Their development and transmission. CABI Publishing, 2nd Edition, 650 pp.Google Scholar
  3. Bartlett C.M. 1983. Zoogeography and taxonomy of Dirofilaria scapiceps (Leidy, 1886) and D. uniformis Price, 1957 (Nematoda: Filarioidea) of lagomorphs in North America. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 61, 1011–1022. DOI:10.1139/z83-135.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Bartlett C.M. 1992. Cold-hardiness in Pelecitus fulicaeatrae (Nematoda: Filarioidea), a parasite of the ankles of Fulica americana (Aves). Journal of Parasitology, 78, 138–139. DOI:10. 2307/3283700.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Bartlett C.M., Anderson R.C. 1987. Pelecitus fulicaeatrae (Nematoda: Filarioidea) of coots (Gruiformes) and grebes (Podicipediformes): skin-inhabiting microfilariae and development in Mallophaga. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 65, 2803–2812. DOI:10.1139/z87-423.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. Bartlett C.M., Greiner E.C. 1986. A revision of Pelecitus Railliet and Henry, 1910 (Filarioidea, Dirofilariinae) and evidence for the “capture” by mammals of filarioids from birds. Bulletin du Museum National d’ Histoire Naturelle, Paris, 4th Series, Section A, 47–99.Google Scholar
  7. BirdLife International. 2011. Species factsheet: Amazona vinacea. Downloaded from www.birdlife.org on 10 February 2011.
  8. Escudero G., Diaz J.I., Notarnicola J. 2007. New Host and distribution records of Pelecitus fulicaeatrae (Diesing, 1861) (Nematoda: Onchocercidae). Acta Parasitologica, 52, 419–421. DOI:10.2478/s11686-007-0058-4.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Greiner E.C., Ritchie B.W.1994. Parasites. In: (Eds B.W. Ritchie, G.J. Harrison, L.R. Harrison) Avian Medicine: Principles and Application. Lake Worth, F. L. Wingers Publishing, pp. 1007–1029.Google Scholar
  10. Greve J.H., Graham D.L., Nye R.R. 1982. Tenosynovitis caused by Pelecitus calamiformis (Nematoda: Filarioidea) in the legs of a parrot. Avian Diseases, 26, 431–436. DOI:10.2307/1590118.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Jimenez-Ruiz F.A., Gardner S.L., Cervantes F.A., Lorenzo C. 2004. A new species of Pelecitus (Filarioidea: Onchocercidae) from the endangered Tehuantepec jackrabbit Lepus flavigularis. Journal of Parasitology, 90, 803–807. DOI:10.1645/GE-213R1.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Oniki Y., Kinsella J.M., Willis E.O. 2002. Pelecitus helicinus Railliet and Henry, 1910 (Filarioidea, Dirofilariinae) and other nematode parasites of Brazilian birds. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 97, 597–598. DOI:10.1590/S0074-02762002000400027.PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Schuurmans Sterkhoven J.H. 1951. Nematodos parasitarios de anfibios, pájaros y mamíferos de la Republica Argentina. Acta Zoologica Lilloana, 10, 315–400.Google Scholar
  14. Vicente J.J., Rodrigues H.O., Gomes D.C., Pinto R.M. 1995. Nematóides do Brasil. Parte IV: Nematóides de aves. Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, 12, 1–273.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Versita Warsaw and Springer-Verlag Wien 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julia I. Diaz
    • 1
  • Dante L. Di Nucci
    • 2
  • Martín P. Falzone
    • 2
  • Natalia M. Demergassi
    • 2
  • M. Fernanda Lois
    • 2
  • Raúl O. Zalazar
    • 2
  • Graciela T. Navone
    • 1
  • Gustavo G. Gachen
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores (CCT La Plata-CONICET-UNLP)La Plata, Buenos Aires ProvinceArgentina
  2. 2.Fundación TemaikènBelén de Escobar, Buenos Aires ProvinceArgentina

Personalised recommendations