Info on Pentastomida in Australia needed

Richard Speare Richard.Speare at jcu.edu.au
Wed Sep 11 07:50:55 EST 1996


> During my current research I have come across an occurence of 
> Pentastomida (Family Linguatulidae)in a Macropod in Central Queensland, 
> Australia.  My literature research did not turn up any previous reports 
> on its previous occurance in Australia.  Does anyone have any references 
>  about Pentastomida occurance in Australia.  Please E-mail me.
>   Thank you Conny

Pentastomida certainly occur in Australia, but I am not aware of any
reports in macropods. I am not up with the current literature, but I know
of the following sources:

Pullar, E.M. 1936. A note on the occurrence of Linguatula serrata
(Frohlich 1789) in Australia. Australian Veterinary Journal 12: 61.

Riley, J., Sprent, D.M. and Presidente, P.J.A. 1985. Pentastomids
(Arthropoda) parasites in Australian reptiles and mammals. Australian
Journal of Zoology 33: 39.

Do you mind providing details on the species of macropod, location, stage
of parasite, and identity of parasite?

Rick Speare

Department of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
James Cook University
Townsville
AUSTRALIA

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