Durikainema phascolarcti n. sp. (Nematoda: Muspiceoidea: Robertdollfusidae) from the pulmonary arteries of the koala Phascolarctos cinereus with associated pathological changes

@article{Spratt2004DurikainemaPN,
  title={Durikainema phascolarcti n. sp. (Nematoda: Muspiceoidea: Robertdollfusidae) from the pulmonary arteries of the koala Phascolarctos cinereus with associated pathological changes},
  author={David M. Spratt and P. A. Gill},
  journal={Systematic Parasitology},
  year={2004},
  volume={39},
  pages={101-106}
}
Durikainema phascolarcti n. sp. (Nematoda: Muspiceoidea) is described from koalas Phascolarctos cinereus in coastal New South Wales, Australia. Adults were recovered from pulmonary arteries and arterioles, and larvae were observed in blood vessels and free in tissues of lung, cerebellum, medulla oblongata, liver, kidney, uterus, cervix and bladder. D. phascolarcti is distinguished from D. macropi, the only other member of the genus, by the minute size of the male (easily mistaken for a larva… 
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