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1 February 2012 Redescription of Enterobius (Enterobius) macaci Yen, 1973 (Nematoda: Oxyuridae: Enterobiinae) Based on Material Collected from Wild Japanese Macaque, Macaca fuscata (Primates: Cercopithecidae)
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Enterobius (Enterobius) macaci Yen, 1973 (Nematoda: Oxyuridae: Enterobiinae) was collected from a Japanese macaque, Macaca fuscata, in Nara and Yamaguchi Prefectures, Honshu Island, Japan, for the first time. A redescription is presented along with DNA sequence data. This pinworm is a typical member of the subgenus Enterobius and is characteristic in the spicule morphology, being readily distinguished from other congeners. Phylogenetic analyses based on 18S ribosomal RNA gene (rDNA) and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) Cox1 gene assign its position in the pinworm lineage adapted to the Old World primates, showing divergence before the splitting of the chimpanzee and human pinworms.

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Hideo Hasegawa, Hiroshi Sato, and Harumi Torii "Redescription of Enterobius (Enterobius) macaci Yen, 1973 (Nematoda: Oxyuridae: Enterobiinae) Based on Material Collected from Wild Japanese Macaque, Macaca fuscata (Primates: Cercopithecidae)," Journal of Parasitology 98(1), (1 February 2012). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2867.1
Received: 16 May 2011; Accepted: 1 September 2011; Published: 1 February 2012
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