Hassalstrongylus musculi (Dikmans)

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 : 503

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4403.3.4

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:171E79AE-35AF-48B1-B1CA-7A2D2F3F488F

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5949676

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CE87A4-D302-FFCD-EF90-9EADFE1A26BE

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Plazi

scientific name

Hassalstrongylus musculi (Dikmans)
status

 

Hassalstrongylus musculi (Dikmans)  

(= Longistriata musculi Dikmans   )

Site of infection: Small intestine

Host: Mus musculus  

Locality: Paraíso

Prevalence and mean intensity (range): 17.0% (27/159) and 23.9 (1–150)

Specimens deposited: MLP-He 7432 and CNHE 10711

Comments: The characteristics observed in our material agreed with those described by Dikmans (1935) of parasites from M. musculus   , and the re-description by Durette-Desset (1974) of parasites from the same host, i.e. 24 cuticular ridges in the synlophe at midbody; slightly disymmetrical bursa with right lobe larger than left, with pattern of type 1-3-1; rays 8 stout and longer than the dorsal ray; dorsal ray divided in its second third; spicules 400–441 long with typical foot shaped tips; and absent gubernaculum.

In México, H. musculi   has been recorded from Oligoryzomys fulvescens (Saussure)   O. couesi   , and O. melanotis   in San Luis Potosí (Underwood et al. 1986). This is the first record of H. musculi   from its type host ( M. musculus   ) in this country.