> 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?
Department of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
James Cook University
email: Richard.Speare at jcu.edu.au