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):
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.
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.
University of Alberta