Michajlovia turdi (Yamaguti, 1939) (Digenea: Brachylaimoidea) has been found from the Japanese thrush, Turdus cardis Temminck, 1831, in Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan. This is a rediscovery of M. turdi in Japan after approximately 80 years from the original description of the species as Leucochloridium turdi Yamaguti, 1939. Here we redescribe the morphology of M. turdi and generate DNA barcodes for the species by sequencing nuclear ribosomal RNA (18S and 28S) and mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) genes. Our molecular phylogenetic analysis was not effective at determining the taxonomic rank of Michajlovia in Brachylaimoidea, and consequently the genus remains as incertae sedis.
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