Title

A New Species of Skrjabingylus Petrov, 1927 (Nematoda: Metastrongyloidea) from the Frontal Sinuses of the Hooded Skunk, Mephitis Macroura (Mustelidae)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2005

Publication Title

Journal of Parasitology

Volume Number

91

Issue Number

1

DOI

10.1645/GE-334R

Abstract

Skrjabingylus santaceciliae n. sp. is described based on specimens from the frontal sinuses of a hooded skunk, Mephitis macroura, collected from the Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Skrjabingylus santaceciliae n. sp. differs from the other 5 species in the genus in having pointed spicule tips that lack a rounded or lobed formation and by lacking a prominent distal projection at the tail tip. Morphometric comparisons show that S. santaceciliae n. sp. is much smaller than the only other valid species from Mephitis, Skrjabingylus chitwoodorum Hill, 1939. Likewise, morphometric comparisons also distinguish S. santaceciliae n. sp. from other described Skrjabingylus species.

ISSN

0022-3395

First Page

102

Last Page

107

Link Out URL

https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-334R

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