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Evolution of the schistosomes (Digenea: Schistosomatoidea): the origin of dioecy and colonization of the venous system.
Trematodes of the family Schistosomatidae are considered venous system specialists whose sister group is the vascular system generalists (Spirorchidae) of turtles. Colonization of homeotherms byExpand
Gastropod intermediate hosts and transmission of Parelaphostrongylus odocoilei, a muscle-inhabiting nematode of mule deer, Odocoileus h. hemionus, in Jasper National Park, Alberta
Over 11 000 gastropods from Jasper National Park, Alberta, were examined (1976–1977) for larvae of Parelaphostrongylus odocoilei. Seven species of gastropods were infected: Deroceras laeve (5.3%),Expand
Invasive species threat: parasite phylogenetics reveals patterns and processes of host-switching between non-native and native captive freshwater turtles
SUMMARY One of the major threats to biodiversity involves biological invasions with direct consequences on the stability of ecosystems. In this context, the role of parasites is not negligible as itExpand
Parelaphostrongylus odocoilei: life cycle in experimentally infected cervids including the mule deer, Odocoileus h. hemionus.
Abstract The life cycle of a metastrongyloid nematode, Parelaphostrongylus odocoilei , was successfully completed in three members of the Cervidae: mule deer ( Odocoileus h. hemionus ), black-tailedExpand
Rhinoclemmysnema n. g. and three new species of nematodes of the family Atractidae (Cosmocercoidea), with notes on the helminth fauna of Rhinoclemmys pulcherrima (Testudines: Bataguridae) in Costa
Rhinoclemmysnema n. g. and three new species of atractid nematodes, namely, Atractis costaricaensis n. sp., Orientatractis asymmetrica n. sp. and Rhinoclemmysnema multilabiatum were recovered fromExpand
Spirorchis MacCallum, 1919 (Schistosomatoidea: Spirorchidae) is reviewed based on examination of available type material. Eight valid species are recognized: Spirorchis innominatus Ward, 1921 (typeExpand
A phylogenetic and biogeographic analysis of the genera of Spirorchinae (Digenea: Spirorchidae) parasitic in freshwater turtles.
  • T. Platt
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The Journal of parasitology
  • 1 August 1992
Cladistic analysis of the freshwater genera of Spirorchinae (Schistosomatoidea: Spirorchidae sensu Yamaguti, 1971) plus Haematotrema Stunkard, 1923, and Aphanospirorchis Platt, 1990, was completed.Expand
Description and life-cycle of three new species of Dingularis n. g. (Digena: Plagiorchiida), parasites of Australian freshwater turtles
Dingularus n. g. is proposed to accommodate three new species, D. anfracticirrus, D. pearsoni and D. megapharynx, within the Plagiorchiida. Dingularus is closely related to the Plagiorchiidae,Expand
A redescription and neotype designation for Parelaphostrongylus odocoilei (Nematoda: Metastronglyoidea).
Parelaphostrongylus odocoilei is redescribed from worms collected from the type host (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus) in California, as well as material from experimentally infected mule deer (O. h.Expand