Nematodes from Swainson’s spurfowl Pternistis swainsonii and an Orange River francolin Scleroptila levaillantoides in Free State Province, South Africa, with a description of Tetrameres swainsonii n. sp. (Nematoda: Tetrameridae)

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dc.contributor.author Junker, Kerstin
dc.contributor.author Davies, Owen R.
dc.contributor.author Jansen, Raymond
dc.contributor.author Crowe, Timothy M.
dc.contributor.author Boomker, Jacob Diederik Frederik
dc.coverage.spatial Africa en
dc.coverage.spatial South Africa en
dc.coverage.spatial Free State en
dc.date.accessioned 2009-05-27T07:52:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-05-27T07:52:27Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12
dc.description.abstract Five Swainson’s spurfowl collected in Free State Province, South Africa, were examined for helminth parasites, and the nematodes Acuaria gruveli, Cyrnea parroti, Gongylonema congolense, Subulura dentigera, Subulura suctoria and a new Tetrameres species were recovered. Their respective prevalence was 100, 20, 80, 20, 20 and 20%. These nematodes are all new parasite records for Swainson’s spurfowl, and Acuaria gruveli constitutes a new geographical record as well. A single specimen of Cyrnea eurycerca was found in an Orange River francolin, representing a new host and geographical record for this parasite. The new species, for which the name Tetrameres swainsonii is proposed, can be differentiated from its congeners by a combination of the following characters of males: two rows of body spines, a single spicule which is 1152–1392 mm long, and eight pairs of caudal spines arranged in two ventral and two lateral rows of four spines each. The single female has the globular shape typical of the genus. en
dc.description.sponsorship Centre of Excellence in Birds at the Percy FitzPatrick Institute, South African Department of Science and Technology, National Research Foundation, University of Cape Town’s Research Committee, Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, University of Pretoria, and University of Pretoria Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant. en
dc.identifier.citation Junker, K, Davies, OR, Jansen, R, Crowe, TM & Boomker, J 2008, ‘Nematodes from Swainson’s spurfowl Pternistis swainsonii and an Orange River francolin Scleroptila levaillantoides in Free State Province, South Africa, with a description of Tetrameres swainsonii n. sp. (Nematoda: Tetrameridae)', Journal of Helminthology, vol. 82, no. 4, pp. 365-371. [http://www.journals.cambridge.org] en
dc.identifier.issn 0022-149X
dc.identifier.other 10.1017/S0022149X08054126
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/10201
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en
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dc.rights Cambridge University Press en
dc.subject Helminthology en
dc.subject Worms en
dc.subject Parasites en
dc.subject Partridges en
dc.subject.lcsh Nematodes en
dc.subject.lcsh Francolins -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Spurfowl -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Tetrameridae -- South Africa en
dc.subject.lcsh Veterinary helminthology -- South Africa en
dc.title Nematodes from Swainson’s spurfowl Pternistis swainsonii and an Orange River francolin Scleroptila levaillantoides in Free State Province, South Africa, with a description of Tetrameres swainsonii n. sp. (Nematoda: Tetrameridae) en
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