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Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.88 no.2 Rio de Janeiro Apr./June 1993
Nematode parasites of Brazilian psittacid birds, with emphasis on the genus Pelecitus railliet & Henry, 1910
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Departamento de Helmintologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
In the present paper, some species of nematodes from Brazilian parrots are studied: Aproctapyrrhurae. Ascaridia hermaphrodita, A. sergiomeirai, Pelecitus circularis and P. helicinus. Single female specimens of Pelecitus sp. and Thelazia sp. are presented. The male of P. circularis is fully illustrated, for the first time, since 1884. Ascaridia sergiomeirai is also restudied 59 years after proposition. New host records are estabilished. Remarks on other species of nematodes occuring in psittacid birds are included.
Key words: nematodes; psittacid; birds; Brasil