Translator Disclaimer
1 October 2012 A New Spirurid (Nematoda) Parasite from Mormoopid Bats in Mexico
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

A new nematode species, Spirura mexicana n. sp., is described from specimens recovered from the esophageal mucosa of the Parnell's mustached bat Pteronotus parnellii, Davy's naked-backed bat Pteronotus davyi, Wagner's mustached bat Pteronotus personatus, and the ghost-faced bat Mormoops megalophylla in the State of Morelos, Mexico. This nematode is characterized by having a relatively short prostoma, 5–6 pairs of caudal papillae, and a smooth distal end of the tail in females. This is the first species of Spirura described from bats in the New World.

American Society of Parasitologists
Jorge Luis Peralta-Rodríguez, Juan Manuel Caspeta-Mandujano, and José Antonio Guerrero "A New Spirurid (Nematoda) Parasite from Mormoopid Bats in Mexico," Journal of Parasitology 98(5), 1006-1009, (1 October 2012). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2933.1
Received: 29 July 2011; Accepted: 1 April 2012; Published: 1 October 2012
JOURNAL ARTICLE
4 PAGES


SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top