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1 January 2011 Digenean Parasites in the White-Backed Stilt Himantopus melanurus Vieillot, 1817 (Recurvirostridae) from the Argentine Coast
Pilar Alda, Sergio R. Martorelli, Rodolfo Sarria
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Abstract

Four species of digeneans were recovered from 1 specimen of Himantopus melanurus (Aves: Recurvirostridae) from Bahía Blanca estuary, Argentina. Digeneans were assigned to Psilochasmus oxyurus (Psilostomidae), Pygidiopsis crassus (Heterophyidae), Ascocotyle (Ascocotyle) felippei (Heterophyidae), and Levinseniella cruzi (Microphallidae). Psilochasmus oxyurus and A. (A.) felippei have been reported from other species of hosts, mostly from South America, but this is the southernmost report for these species. Levinseniella cruzi has been reported from H. melanurus from Mar Chiquita lagoon, to the north of Bahía Blanca estuary. This is the first report of P. crassus parasitizing a natural host.

Pilar Alda, Sergio R. Martorelli, and Rodolfo Sarria "Digenean Parasites in the White-Backed Stilt Himantopus melanurus Vieillot, 1817 (Recurvirostridae) from the Argentine Coast," Comparative Parasitology 78(1), 217-219, (1 January 2011). https://doi.org/10.1654/4479.1
Published: 1 January 2011
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KEYWORDS
Ascocotyle (Ascocotyle) felippei
Aves
Bahía Blanca Estuary
Heterophyidae
Levinseniella cruzi
Microphallidae
Psilochasmus oxyurus
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