Journal of Helminthology

Research Article

Breinlia mackerrasae n.sp. (Nematoda: Filarioidea) from the peramelid marsupial, Isoodon macrourus, with a note on Breinlia sp. from the ‘mumut’ (Peramelidae)

J. C. Walker and B. McMillana1

a1 School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, University of Sydney, N.S.W., 2006, Australia


Breinlia mackerrasae n.sp. is described from the short-nosed bandicoot Isoodon macrourus. It bears most similarity to B. dentifera, but differs in having larger spicules and in the arrangement of the anal papillae. Female worms from a ‘mumut’ (Peramelidae) are described, but as no males are available, their taxonomic status remains uncertain. These are the first records of Breinlia from peramelid marsupials.