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MANTER: Journal of Parasite Biodiversity, Occasional Papers, Number 19, July 14, 2022.

doi: 10.32873/unl.dc.manter19


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The nematode sub-family Cloacininae from Australasian macropodoid marsupials is reviewed. Keys are provided to all genera and species currently known. A revised definition of the sub-family and detailed generic diagnoses are provided. For each species, full synonymies and literature citations are included along with known hosts, geographical distributions and associated DNA sequence data. A brief morphological synopsis of each species is provided together with illustrations of the morphological features needed for identification using the keys. Due to uncertainties relating to the division of the sub-family into tribes, only the nominal allocation to tribe is provided. Two new genera are erected, Sacculostrongylus n. gen. for S. ochetocephalus (Beveridge, 1986) n. comb., formerly placed within Monilonema Beveridge & Johnson, 1981, and Thylicostrongylus n. gen., for several species formerly placed in Wallabinema Beveridge, 1983.