Info on Pentastomida in Australia needed

Mictlantecuhtli mrigby at gpu5.srv.ualberta.ca
Thu Sep 12 13:14:17 EST 1996


Richard Speare (Richard.Speare at jcu.edu.au) wrote:
: > 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?
: 

Here are some references culled from Current Contents and Biosis that may be of
interest to Autralian Pentastomadists (though I have not read them):

 PALMER AR.
     WHITHER PENTASTOMIDA.
     NATURE, 1993 JAN 21, V361 N6409:214-214.
     Pub type:  Letter.

 RILEY J; SPRATT DM; WINCH JM.
      A REVISION OF THE GENUS SEBEKIA SAMBON, 1922 (PENTASTOMIDA) FROM
    CROCODILIANS WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF 5 NEW SPECIES.
      SYSTEMATIC PARASITOLOGY, 1990 APR, V16 N1:1-25.
      (abstract says it contains descriptions of 4 sp from Australia)

Boyko, C B.
     Catalog of recent type specimens in the Department of Invertebrates,
   American Museum of Natural History. III. "Parasitica" (Phyla
   Platyhelminthes, Rhombozoa, and Pentastomida) and Gastrotricha (Supplement).
     American Museum Novitates, n.3174, (1996): 1-59.

BOOK
   Storch, V.
     Pentastomida.
     HARRISON, F. W. AND M. E. RICE (ED.). MICROSCOPIC ANATOMY OF
   INVERTEBRATES, VOL. 12. ONYCHOPHORA, CHILOPODA, AND LESSER PROTOSTOMATA.
   XIV+484P. WILEY-LISS, INC.: NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA; CHICHESTER, ENGLAND,
   UK. ISBN 0-471-56119-3. 1993. p. 115-142.


Hope that this is of interest and help to you.

Mark Rigby
University of Alberta



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