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Breinlia mackerrasae n.sp. (Nematoda: Filarioidea) from the peramelid marsupial, Isoodon macrourus, with a note on Breinlia sp. from the ‘mumut’ (Peramelidae)

  • J. C. Walker and B. McMillan (a1)
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  • Published online: 01 June 2009

Breinlia mackerrasae n.sp. is described from the short-nosed bandicoot Isoodon macrourus. It bears most similarity to B. dentifera, but differs in having larger spicules and in the arrangement of the anal papillae. Female worms from a ‘mumut’ (Peramelidae) are described, but as no males are available, their taxonomic status remains uncertain. These are the first records of Breinlia from peramelid marsupials.

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H. A. Baylis (1934). On two filariid parasites of marsupials from Queensland. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. 13, 549554.

M. J. Mackerras (1962). Filarial parasites (Nematoda: Filarioidea) of Australian Animals. Aust. J. Zool, 10, 400457.

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