A Review of Species in the Genus Rhopalias (Rudolphi, 1819)

  title={A Review of Species in the Genus Rhopalias (Rudolphi, 1819)},
  author={Terry R. Haverkost and Scott L. Gardner},
  booktitle={The Journal of parasitology},
Currently, there are 6 recognized species in the genus Rhopalias. These parasites are found in the small intestines of numerous species of marsupials throughout North and South America. Small mistakes in various classical taxonomic works have given rise to recent and numerous misidentifications of these species. In this work, we examine a total of 99 specimens across all species from museum collections in an attempt to determine informative taxonomic characters to distinguish these species… Expand
Helminths of three species of opossums (Mammalia, Didelphidae) from Mexico
It is suggested that the rate of accumulation of helminth species in the inventory of these 3 species of terrestrial marsupials in the Neotropical portion of Mexico is decreasing; however, new samplings in the Nearctic portion of this country will probably increase the richness of theHelminthological inventory of this group of mammals. Expand
Molecular data reveal a new species of Rhopalias Stiles & Hassall, 1898 (Digenea, Echinostomatidae) in the Common opossum, Didelphismarsupialis L. (Mammalia, Didelphidae) in the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
The molecular evidence gathered in this study suggested that the specimens found in the intestine of D.marsupialis originally reported as R.coronatus from Yucatán, actually represent a new species, and Morphological evidence was found through light and scanning electron microscopy to support the species distinction based on molecular data. Expand
Gastrointestinal parasites in the opossum Didelphis aurita: Are they a potential threat to human health?
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An updated look at the uneven distribution of cryptic diversity among parasitic helminths
It is proposed that the greater occurrence of cryptic diversity among trematodes may be due to some of their unique features, such as their mode of reproduction or frequent lack of hard morphological structures, or to the way in which trematode species are described. Expand
Helminth Parasites (Trematoda, Cestoda, Nematoda) of Select Mammals (Didelphimorpha, Chiroptera, Carnivora) from McCurtain County, Oklahoma
Seven new geographic records are recorded; all of these helminths (except T. turgida) are reported from Oklahoma for the first time. Expand
Helminths of the common opossum Didelphis marsupialis (Didelphimorphia: Didelphidae), with a checklist of helminths parasitizing marsupials from Peru
Between May and November 2015, 8 specimens of Didelphis marsupialis Linnaeus, 1758 collected in San Martin, Peru were examined for the presence of helminths, and digeneans have the highest species richness in number and percentage, followed by nematodes and acanthocephalans. Expand


Estudo do gênero Rhopalias stiles & Hassall, 1898 (Trematoda, Rhopaliasidae)
The authors make a revision of the genus Rhopalias Stiles & Hassall, 1898, confirm four species and invalidate two, which are well described by means of comparative tables and drawings. Expand
RHOPALIAS GOYANNA N. SP. (Trematoda, Rhopaliasidae) parasito de marsupial de Nerópolis, Brasil
A nova especie aproxima-se de Rhopalias horridus (Diesing, 1850), da qual e porem facilmente distinguivel pela forma do corpo e armacao das proboscidas frente todos. Expand
The collection and preservation of animal parasites
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This volume might be criticized for its poor quality type and the way in which the main headings of each section blend into the text but achieves what its authors intended: an inexpensively priced guide to collectors or potential collectors of animal parasites. Expand
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