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Acta Parasitologica, Vol. 52, No. 4, 2007, 419–421. DOI: 10.2478/s11686-007-0058-4
Graciela Escudero (1)*, Julia I. Diaz (2) and Juliana Notarnicola (2) – New host and distribution records of Pelecitus fulicaeatrae (Diesing, 1861) (Nematoda, Onchocercidae)

(1) Centro Nacional Patagónico (CENPAT), Boulevard Brown 2825, 9120 Puerto Madryn; (2) Centro de Estudios Parasitológicos y de Vectores (CEPAVE), Calle 2 N° 584, 1900 La Plata; Argentina
*Corresponding author: gescudero@cenpat.edu.ar
The nematode Pelecitus fulicaeatrae (Diesing, 1861) (Onchocercidae, Dirofilariinae) was found in the leg of a silvery grebe Podiceps occipitalis (Garnot, 1826) (Aves, Podicipediformes) at Puerto Madryn, Argentina. The specimens redescribed in this note are based on 7 females and 3 males. This is the first Argentinean record for this species and the second for South America, and represents the southern-most record of a species from this genus.
KEY WORDS: Nematoda, Onchocercidae, Pelecitus, Podicipedidae, southwest Atlantic coast, Argentina

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