Uterotrema australispinosa n. gen., n. sp. (Digenea: Spirorchidae), a parasite of a freshwater turtle Emydura macquarii from Southern Queensland, Australia

Platt T.R. and Pichelin S. (1994) Uterotrema australispinosa n. gen., n. sp. (Digenea: Spirorchidae), a parasite of a freshwater turtle Emydura macquarii from Southern Queensland, Australia. Journal of Parasitology, 80 6: 1008-1011. doi:10.2307/3283450


Author Platt T.R.
Pichelin S.
Title Uterotrema australispinosa n. gen., n. sp. (Digenea: Spirorchidae), a parasite of a freshwater turtle Emydura macquarii from Southern Queensland, Australia
Journal name Journal of Parasitology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3395
Publication date 1994-01-01
Year available 1994
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2307/3283450
Open Access Status
Volume 80
Issue 6
Start page 1008
End page 1011
Total pages 4
Place of publication LAWRENCE
Publisher AMER SOC PARASITOLOGISTS
Language eng
Subject 1100 Agricultural and Biological Sciences
2404 Microbiology
2405 Parasitology
Abstract Uterotrema australispinosa n. gen., n. sp. from the heart of the Murray River turtle Emydura macquarii (Pleurodira: Chelidae) is distinguished from other members of the Spirorchidae by the presence of a voluminous uterus; a single, lobed testis occupying the posterior quarter of the body; linear rows of 5-6 spines arranged along the lateral margins of the hindbody from the posterior rim of the acetabulum to the posterior end of the body; and the posterior end ventrally curved with a dorsal cluster of spines near the terminal end. This is the first report of a spirorchid from a member of the family Chelidae and from Australia.
Keyword Parasitology
Parasitology
PARASITOLOGY
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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