Syphacia, Seurat, 1916

Panti-May, Jesús Alonso, Digiani, María Celina, Palomo-Arjona, Eduardo Emir, Gurubel-González, Yessica Margely, Navone, Graciela T., Machain-Williams, Carlos, Hernández-Betancourt, Silvia F. & Robles, María Del Rosario, 2018, A checklist of the helminth parasites of sympatric rodents from two Mayan villages in Yucatán, México, Zootaxa 4403 (3), pp. 495-512 : 505-506

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Syphacia   sp.

Site of infection: Caecum

Host: Heteromys gaumeri  

Locality: Xkalakdzonot

Prevalence and mean intensity (range): 12.5% (1/8) and 10 (10) Specimens deposited: MLP-He 7437 and CNHE 10715 Comments: The morphological characteristics observed in the collected specimens belonged to Syphacia   genus ( Anderson et al. 2009), i.e. short and stout body; cephalic papillae near amphids; well defined esophagus bulb; and females with long tail, and elliptical eggs flattened at one side. Collected specimens were 10 females with transversal striations in the cuticule that begin in the cuticular collar; rounded cephalic plate; deirids present; lateral alae absent; body 3196–4010 long; tail 663–896 long; and eggs 90–96 long by 30.2–30.7 wide. However, new material, mainly males, should be collected to identify this taxon at a species level.

In México, three species of Syphacia   have been reported ( S. muris   , S. obvelata   , and S. peromysci   ) from several small rodents (García-Prieto et al. 2012). Also, unidentified species of Syphacia   have been reported from P. mexicanus   and Reithrodontomys   sp. in Hidalgo (Falcón-Ordaz et al. 2013; Iturbe-Morgado et al. 2017), R. rattus   in México City (García-Prieto et al. 2012), H. irroratus   in Morelos ( Eslava-Araujo 2005), Oryzomys   sp. and Peromyscus aztecus (de Saussure)   in Oaxaca (García-Prieto et al. 2012), O. fulvescens   and O. melanotis   in San Luis Potosí (Underwood et al. 1986), and P. difficilis   in Veracruz (García-Prieto et al. 2012). This is the first record of a species of Syphacia   from H. gaumeri   .