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1 June 2012 A New Species of Pterygodermatites (Nematoda: Rictulariidae) from the Incan Shrew Opossum, Lestoros inca
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Pterygodermatites (Paucipectines) hymanae n. sp. (Rictulariidae) collected from the Incan shrew opossum, Lestoros inca, from Peru is described herein. These nematodes show a subapical, slightly dorsal oral opening and a laterally compressed buccal capsule with 2 conspicuous lateral walls and a dorsal wall. Each lateroventral wall possesses 4 relatively large denticles, and the dorsal wall has 6 denticles. Females are characterized by a conspicuously large postvulvar 37th spine, which may reach 1 mm. This is the first record of endoparasites in the Incan shrew opossum and the fifth species of Pterygodermatites recorded in New World marsupials.

American Society of Parasitologists
F. Agustín Jiménez and Bruce D. Patterson "A New Species of Pterygodermatites (Nematoda: Rictulariidae) from the Incan Shrew Opossum, Lestoros inca," Journal of Parasitology 98(3), 604-607, (1 June 2012). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-3014.1
Received: 17 October 2011; Accepted: 1 December 2011; Published: 1 June 2012
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