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Critical Revision of the Heligmonellidae (Nematoda: Trichostrongylina: Heligmosomoidea)


Series: Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle Volume: 211

By: Marie-Claude Durette-Desset(Author), María Celina Digiani(Author), Mohamed Kilani(Author), Didier Geffard-Kuriyama(Illustrator)

290 pages, 176 b/w photos and b/w line drawings illustrations, includes DVD-ROM

Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle

Hardback | Dec 2017 | #239571 | ISBN-13: 9782856538012
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About this book

Language: English, with bilingual abstract in English and French

The Heligmonellidae is the most speciose family of the Heligmosomoidea, one of the three superfamilies of the Trichostrongylina, nematode parasites of the digestive tract of all groups of terrestrial vertebrates. The family comprises more than 360 species distributed worldwide, mainly parasitic in rodents. Their life-cycles being monoxenous, and their hosts relatively easy to breed in laboratory, these parasites are interesting for researchers as models to address different topics such as host-parasite relationships, biology, pathogenicity and phylogeny. However, the huge diversity of the group, together with its apparent morphological homogeneity, makes its identification extremely difficult. This critical revision presents for the first time a compilation of all the taxonomical, morphological and morphometrical data available on the family Heligmonellidae, and intends to provide researchers with a must-have tool for identifying the known taxa as accurately as possible. Four of the five recognized families are treated here: the Tricholinstowiinae, the Heligmonellinae, the Pudicinae, and the Brevistriatinae.


Foreword   9
Abstract   10
Résumé   11
Introduction   15
Material & Methods   17

Systematic Part   35
      Subfamily Tricholinstowiinae   35
            Genus Tricholinstowia   39
            Genus Moguranema   53
      Subfamily Heligmonellinae   58
            Genus Heligmonella   61
            Genus Mikenema   68
            Genus Paraheligmonella   72
            Genus Sciuricola   75
            Genus Trichotravassosia   79
            Genus Viguerastrongylus   82
            Heligmonellinae incertae sedis   85
      Subfamily Pudicinae   86
            Genus Pudica   90
            Genus Acanthostrongylus   111
            Genus Durettestrongylus   115
            Genus Freitastrongylus   119
            Genus Fuellebornema   122
            Genus Heligmostrongylus   133
            Genus Justinema   148
            Genus Pseudoheligmosomum   153
            Genus Sciurodendrium   156
            Pudicinae incertae sedis   168
      Subfamily Brevistriatinae   170
            Genus Brevistriata   174
            Genus Calypsostrongylus   181
            Genus Cordicauda   186
            Genus Doanhnema   204
            Genus Fissicauda   214
            Genus Glistrongylus   226
            Genus Kuala   229
            Genus Paraheligmonina   233
            Genus Quentinstrongylus   263
            Genus Srivastavanema   265
            Brevistriatinae incertae sedis   272

Addendum   275
Dedications and Acknowledgments   279
References   281
Index   287

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Marie-Claude Durette-Desset is currently Doctor Emeritus at the CNRS (The National Centre for Scientific Research). She spent her career at the MNHN (National Museum of Natural History, Paris) focusing on the biology, systematics and phylogeny of the Trichostrongyloidea (Nematoda), parasites in the digestive tract of the majority of terrestrial vertebrates.

María Celina Digiani has a PhD in Natural Sciences from the National University of La Plata and is a researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) in Argentina. She has specialized in parasitology, focusing her interest in the biodiversity of helminths parasites of wild vertebrates. The systematics of heligmosomoid nematodes parasitic in mammals is a main area of her research.

Mohamed Kilani is a veterinarian, Professor of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases of Domestic Animals, at the Veterinary School of Alfort, Paris. He spent most of his career as a teacher in this discipline at the Sidi Thabet School of Veterinary Medicine in Tunisia, where he was Director.

Didier Geffard-Kuriyama is a scientific illustrator and draughtsman in a scientific iconography service at the MNHN (National Museum of Natural History).

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