Abbreviata (nematoda: Physalopteroidea) from Western Australian snakes

Jones H.I. (1978) Abbreviata (nematoda: Physalopteroidea) from Western Australian snakes. Australian Journal of Zoology, 26 4: 789-807. doi:10.1071/ZO9780789


Author Jones H.I.
Title Abbreviata (nematoda: Physalopteroidea) from Western Australian snakes
Journal name Australian Journal of Zoology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1446-5698
Publication date 1978-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/ZO9780789
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 26
Issue 4
Start page 789
End page 807
Total pages 19
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1105 Dentistry
Abstract Four new species of Abbreviata (Physalopteridae) are reported from Western Australian snakes, viz. Abbreviata barrowi, sp. nov., Abbreviata occidentalis, sp. nov., Abbreviata kumarinae, sp. nov., and Abbreviata aechmespiculum, sp, nov. Larval Abbreviata not identifiable to species were found in almost half the snakes examined. These were almost absent from the south-west part of Western Australia and were most prevalent in the north of the state. Infections could not be related to season, or to food residues in the hosts. It is suggested that these larvae were unable to mature in the snakes, which were acting as paratenic hosts, and that the most likely definitive hosts were Varanus lizards. A key to the Abbreviata species from Australian and Papua New Guinea reptiles is provided.
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