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<p align="CENTER"><span style="font-size: large;"><i><b>Turgida turgida</b></i></span><span style="font-size: large;"><b> (Rudolphi, 1819) Travassos, 1920</b></span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Turgida</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>turgida</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> is a common parasite of the stomachs of opossums, </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Didelphis</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>virginiana</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> and </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Didelphis</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>paraguayensis</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;">, in North and South America. The life cycle is similar to that of various </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Physaloptera</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> species with which it is closely related. The adults differ from </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Physaloptera</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> spp. in that the female has typically 7 or more uterine branches whereas typcially only two uterine branches are present in the species of </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Physalotera</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> found in cats.. Alicata (1937) showed that the German cockroach, </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Blatella</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>germanica</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;">, could serve as the first intermediate host of this parasite. Gay and Anderson (1982a and 1982b) used the field cricket, </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Acheta</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>pennsylvanicus</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;">, as the intermediate host of theis parasite. Alicata gave larvae to one cat and later found larvae in washings of the stomach of the cat at necropsy. On the other hand, Zago Filho (1958) and Gray and Anderson (1982b) were unable to infect cats with third-stage larvae that were infective to opossums. </span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="font-size: medium;"><b>REFERENCES:</b></span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="font-size: medium;">Alicata JE. 1937. Larval development of the spirurid nematode </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Physaloptera</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>turgida</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> in the cockroach, </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Blatella</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>germanica</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;">. Papers on Helminthology Published in Commemoration of the 30</span><sup><span style="font-size: medium;">th</span></sup><span style="font-size: medium;"> year jubileum KI Skrjabin and 15</span><sup><span style="font-size: medium;">th</span></sup><span style="font-size: medium;"> Anniversary All-Union Institute of Helminthology, pages 11-14.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="font-size: medium;">Gray JB, Anderson RC. 1982a. Observations on </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Turgida</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>turgida</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> (Rudolphi, 1819) (Nematoda: Physalopteroidea) in the American opossum (</span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Didelphis</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>virginiana</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;">). J Wild Dis 18:279-285.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="font-size: medium;">Gray JB, Anderson RC. 1982. Development of </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Turgida</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>turgida</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> (Rudolphi, 1819) (Nematoda: Physalopteroidea) in the American opossum (</span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Didelphis</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>virginiana</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;">). Canad J Zool 60:1265-1274.</span></p> <p align="JUSTIFY"><span style="font-size: medium;">Zago Filho H. 1958. ContribuiĆ§Ć£o para o conhecimento de hospedeiros intermediarios e definitivos da </span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>Turgida</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"><i>turgida</i></span><span style="font-size: medium;"> (Rud., 1819) Travassos, 1920 (Nematoda, Spiruroidea). Rev Brasil Biol 18:41-46.</span></p>
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