Carolinensis peromysci (Durette-Desset)

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 : 502

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Carolinensis peromysci (Durette-Desset)


Carolinensis peromysci (Durette-Desset)  

(= Boreostrongylus peromysci Durette-Desset   )

Site of infection: Small intestine

Host: Peromyscus yucatanicus  

Locality: Paraíso

Prevalence and mean intensity (range): 20% (1/5) and 1 (1)

Specimens deposited: MLP-He 7440

Comments: The infected mouse harbored only one female specimen. The morphological and metrical characteristics observed in our material agreed with the original description of females given by Durette-Desset (1974) for the parasites found in Podomys floridanus (Chapman)   and Peromyscus gossypinus (Le Conte)   , i.e. synlophe with 16 ridges at midbody and morphology of the posterior end, including the presence of a wide cuticular fold partially covering the posterior end and leaving free the tail sensu stricto; conical tail, without a mucron, and tail length about half length of the vulva-posterior end distance.

Four species of Carolinensis   have been reported in México: Carolinensis carolinensis (Dikmans)   from Peromyscus maniculatus (Wagner)   in Hidalgo (Pulido-Flores et al. 2005), Carolinensis huehuetlana Falcón-Ordaz & Sanabria Espinoza   , from P. difficilis   in Hidalgo (Falcon-Ordaz & Sanabria Espinoza 1996) and Peromyscus mexicanus (de Saussure)   in Hidalgo (Falcón-Ordaz et al. 2013), Carolinensis perezponcedeleoni Jiménez   from Nyctomys sumichrasti (de Saussure)   in Veracruz (Jiménez 2012), and Carolinensis petteri (Denke)   from P. mexicanus   in Veracruz ( Denke 1977). This is the first report of C. peromysci   in México and of Carolinensis   in P. yucatanicus   .