1. New host record for the Diplotriaena monticolae (Filariidae: Nematoda) from the thoracic cavity of Passer pyrrhonotus, Blyth 1845, (Passeridae: Passeriformes) in Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan

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Irshad Chandio, Ali Murtaza Dharejo, Muhammad Munif Khan, Saima Naz



The current examination was required to study nematodes of Sindh/Jungle Sparrow (Passer pyrrhonotus, Blyth 1845) from Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan. Fifteen Passer pyrrhonotus were examined for nematode parasites but only one bird has been found infected with five nematodes Diplotriaena monticolae Yamaguti, 1935 (02 ♂, 03 ♀) belonging to family Filariidae; Nematodes were collected from the thoracic cavity of the Passer pyrrhonotus. Results of the present study revealed that Passer pyrrhonotus is a new host record for the Diplotriaena monticolae (Yamaguti, 1935). The present specimen Diplotriaena monticolae is accredited for the first time from Pakistan.

Keywords: Diplotriaena monticolae; Larkana; Nematodes; Passer pyrrhonotus; Sindh/Jungle Sparrow


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