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1 February 2009 A New Species of Parafilaroides (Nematoda: Filaroididae) in Three Species of Fur Seals (Carnivora: Otariidae) From the Southern Hemisphere
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Blocks of frozen lungs of 2 Australian fur seals (Arctocephalus pusillus doriferus Wood Jones, 1925), 2 New Zealand fur seals (A. forsteri [Lesson, 1828]), and 1 sub-Antarctic fur seal (A. tropicalis [Gray, 1872]) from 3 different locations (Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, respectively) were examined and found to contain lung parasites. This represents the first thorough description and identification of a new species, Parafilaroides normani, from an eared seal (Otariidae) in the Southern Hemisphere. The new species is described, illustrated, and differentiated from the 6 recognized species in the genus by body size, spicule shape and size, vulva to anus length, and vaginal sphincter musculature.
and Murray D. Dailey "A New Species of Parafilaroides (Nematoda: Filaroididae) in Three Species of Fur Seals (Carnivora: Otariidae) From the Southern Hemisphere," Journal of Parasitology 95(1), (1 February 2009). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-1521.1
Received: 8 November 2007; Accepted: 1 July 2008; Published: 1 February 2009
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