Check List 12(2): e19463, doi: 10.15560/12.2.1861
New locality records for Guerrerostrongylus zetta (Travassos, 1937) Sutton & Durette-Desset, 1991 (Nematoda: Heligmonellidae) parasitizing Oligoryzomys nigripes (Olfers, 1818) (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae) from southern Brazil
expand article infoDaniela F. de Werk, Moisés Gallas, Eliane F. da Silveira, Eduardo Périco§
‡ Universidade Luterana do Brasil, Brazil§ Centro Universitário UNIVATES, Brazil
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Guerrerostrongylus zetta had been found in a number of different species of rodents from northern and southeastern Brazil as well as Argentina. Between 2008 and 2010, specimens of Oligoryzomys nigripes (n = 14) were collected and necropsied. The nematodes encountered were identified as G. zetta due their morphological traits. Prevalence was 78%, with a mean intensity of infection of 5.63 helminths/host. This report fills in a lacuna in the known distribution of G. zetta, and provides the first record of this parasite in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Black-footed Pygmy Rice Rat; rodent; parasite; helminth fauna; taxonomy