Volume 31, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


. is redescribed from adult worms collected from the subcutaneous tissues of patas monkeys () infected with a Haitian strain of the filaria. The worms are small and very slender; females measure about 49 mm in length by 0.15 mm in diameter and males, 26 by 0.07 mm. Haitian (Caribbean) and Colombian (Amazon) forms of the filaria are morphologically identical, as are their microfilariae. is most closely related to . Based on taxonomic priority the latter becomes a synonym of . As a consequence, and of man in Africa are designated as (Manson, 1891) n. comb. and (Macfie and Corson, 1922) n. comb. Further, is most closely related to the species (Price, 1962) n. comb., a parasite of the raccoon, and (Price, 1962) n. comb. found in squirrels, both in North America.


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