SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.85 issue2Trypanosoma nupelianus sp. n. (Protozoa, Kinetoplastida) parasitizing rhinelepis aspera (Osteichthyes, Loricariidae) from Paraná river, BrazilIgM immunoglobulins reacting with the phenolic glycolipid-1 antigen from Mycobacterium leprae in sera of leprosy patients and their contacts author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links


Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.85 no.2 Rio de Janeiro Apr./June. 1990 

Neohilgertia venusti Gen. N. SP. N. (Nematoda: Oxyuridae)from Thylamys venustus cinderellus (Thomas) Reig, Kirsch & Marshall, 1985 (Marsupialia: Didelphidae) in Burruyacu, Tucuman, Argentina - Systematic position and possible evolution

Graciela T. Navone1 

Delia Mabel Suriano2 

Carlos A. Pujol2 

Centro de Estudios Parasitólogicos y Vectores, La Plata, Argentina

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Neohilgertia gen. n. proposed for Oxyuridae nematodes from Thylamys venustus cinderellus (Marsupialia: Didelphidae) is described. The hypothesis about the possibility of a secondary parasitism for marsupials and the origin of the genus in the African Sciuridae parasite ancestors is discussed.

Key words: parasites; helminths; Nematoda; Oxyuridae; systematic; evolution


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License