• Biology, Medicine
  • Published in The Journal of parasitology 1961
  • DOI:10.2307/3275035

Biology of filarioid nematode Dipetalonema spirocauda (Leidy, 1858) from the heart of captive harbor seals and sea lions, together with pathology of the hosts.

@article{Taylor1961BiologyOF,
  title={Biology of filarioid nematode Dipetalonema spirocauda (Leidy, 1858) from the heart of captive harbor seals and sea lions, together with pathology of the hosts.},
  author={Ann Elizabeth Taylor and Deborah H. Brown and Donald Heyneman and Rankin W. McIntyre},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={1961},
  volume={47},
  pages={
          971-6
        }
}
scribed by Lubimov and specimens obtained from the heart of seals caught off the cost of Maine belong to the genus Dipetalonema as conceived by Chabaud (1952). This paper described similar heartworms obtained from a group of five harbor seals (P. vitulina geronimensis) held in captivity at Marineland of the Pacific. A group of nine sea lions (Zalophus californianus), also exhibited there, were found to be infected with nicrofilariae; these are described. The adult worms were not