Helminthic parasites from willets, Catoptrophorus semipalmatus (Charadriiformes : Scolopacidae), from Texas, USA, with descriptions of Kowalewskiella catoptrophori sp n. and Kowalewskiella macrospina sp n. (Cestoda : Dilepididae) Academic Article uri icon


  • During a survey of endohelminths from willets Catoptrophorus semipalmatus from the Texas Gulf coast, U.S.A., 22 species were found, including 1 acanthocephalan, 3 cestodes, 3 nematodes, and 15 trematodes. Two new species of cestodes, Kowalewskiella catoptrophori sp. n. and Kowalewskiella macrospina sp. n. (Dilepididae Railliet and Henry, 1909), are described. Willets represent new host records for 3 nematodes (Capillaria sp., Skrjabinoclava sp., and Skrjabinocara sp.) and 6 trematodes (Levinseniella hunteri, Lyperosomum sp., Probolocorpha glandulosa, Prosthogonimus ovatus, Renicola glandoloboides, and Stephanoprora sp.). A key to species of Kowalewskiella is included.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Dronen, N. O., Wardle, W. J., & Bhuthimethee, M.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Dronen, NO||Wardle, WJ||Bhuthimethee, M

publication date

  • January 2002