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Volume 57, Issue 2


Pelecitus tercostatus (Molin, 1960) (Nematoda, Onchocercidae) in Amazona vinacea (Aves, Psittaciformes) from Argentina: morphological details and clinical findings

Julia Diaz
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Published Online: 2012-05-13 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11686-012-0015-8


Pelecitus tercostatus (Molin, 1860) (Onchocercidae, Dirofilariinae) was found in the leg of a Vinaceous-breasted Parrot Amazona vinacea (Aves, Psittaciformes) from Misiones, Argentina. The present report enlarges the host distribution of the species and represents the first record of any nematode in A. vinacea. The macroscopic lesions produced in the bird are also described.

Keywords: Nematoda; Onchocercidae; Pelecitus tercostatus; Psittacidae; Amazona vinacea; Argentina

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Published Online: 2012-05-13

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Citation Information: Acta Parasitologica, Volume 57, Issue 2, Pages 194–198, ISSN (Online) 1896-1851, ISSN (Print) 1230-2821, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11686-012-0015-8.

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