The ascaridoid nematodes of rodents with a redescription of Porrocaecum ratti

Sprent J.F.A. (1973) The ascaridoid nematodes of rodents with a redescription of Porrocaecum ratti. Parasitology, 66 3: 367-380. doi:10.1017/S0031182000045959


Author Sprent J.F.A.
Title The ascaridoid nematodes of rodents with a redescription of Porrocaecum ratti
Journal name Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-8161
Publication date 1973
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1017/S0031182000045959
Volume 66
Issue 3
Start page 367
End page 380
Total pages 14
Subject 2405 Parasitology
2725 Infectious Diseases
1103 Clinical Sciences
2403 Immunology
Abstract Two ascaridoid nematodes occurring in rodents in South–East Asia, namely Porrocaecum ratti and Toxocara mackerrasae, were compared; the former was redescribed. These and other ascaridoid species occurring in rodents were classified and it was suggested that relative to the other mammalian orders, the rodents are well endowed with ascaridoids. There is, as yet, insufficient evidence for conjecture as to whether species occurring in rodents represent primitive forms from which the species occurring in predatory animals may have been evolved through host–succession–extension, or whether they have been secondarily derived through loss of a predatory definitive host through host–succession–reduction.
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