Urogonimus turdi (Digenea: Leucochloridiidae) from the White's Thrush, Zoothera aurea, in the Republic of Korea.

Urogonimus turdi (Digenea: Leucochloridiidae) from the White's Thrush, Zoothera aurea, in the Republic of Korea. Korean J Parasitol. 2019 Oct;57(5):461-467 Authors: Kim HC, Hong EJ, Ryu SY, Park J, Yu DH, Chae JS, Choi KS, Sim C, Park BK Abstract Avian trematodes, Urogonimus turdi (Digenea: Leucochloridiidae), were collected from the intestine of wild birds, Zoothera aurea, 2013-2017 in the Daejeon Metropolitan City, Korea. The body was ellipsoidal, attenuated and/or round ends, 1,987-2,120 long and 819-831 µm wide. The oral sucker was subterminal, rounded anteriorly, and 308- 425×351-432 µm in size; the prepharynx and esophagus were almost lacking; pharynx was well-developed, 142- 179×78-170 µm in size; intestine narrow, bifurcating just after pharynx, ascending to the oral sucker before looping posteriorly and terminating near the posterior end; ventral sucker larger, in almost median, 536-673×447-605 µm and approximately 1.5 times larger than oral sucker. A phylogenetic tree constructed with 18S ribosomal RNA showed inter- and intraspecific relationships. Based on these morphological and molecular findings, we report here a U. turdi from White's thrushes in Korea. PMID: 31715686 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Korean Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Tags: Korean J Parasitol Source Type: research

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