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Division of Parasites
Museum of Southwestern Biology
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
Division of Parasites
Museum of Southwestern Biology
CERIA Building 83 Room 204
302 Yale Blvd NE
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131


Publications from the Division of Parasites


Pinto HA, Pulido-Murillo EA, de Melo AL, Brant SV. 2017. Putative new genera and species of avian schistosomes potentially involved in human cercarial dermatitis in the Americas, Europe and Africa. Acta Tropica (IN PRESS).

Brant SV, Loker ES, Casalins L, and Flores V. 2017. Phylogenetic placement of a schistosome from an unusual marine snail host, the false limpet (Siphonaria lessoni) and gulls (Larus dominicanus) from Argentina with a brief review of marine schistosomes from snails. Journal of Parasitology 103:75-82.

Laidemitt, M.R., Zawadzki, E.T., Brant, S.V., Mutuku, M.W., Mkoji, G.M., and Loker, E.S. 2017. Loads of trematodes: Discovering hidden diversity of paramphistomoids in Kenyan ruminants. Parasitology 144: 131–147. M. Lounnas, A. C. Correa, A. A. Vázquez, A. Dia, J. S. Escobar, A. Nicot, J. Arenas, R. Ayaqui, M. P. Dubois, T. Gimenez, A. Gutiérrez, C. González‐Ramírez, O. Noya, L. Prepelitchi, N. Uribe, C. Wisnivesky‐Colli, M. Yong, P. David, E. S. Loker, P. Jarne, J. P. Pointier, S. Hurtrez‐Boussès. 2017. Self-fertilization, long-distance flash invasion and biogeography shape the population structure of Pseudosuccinea columella at the worldwide scale. Molecular Ecology 26: 887-903.

Martin W. MutukuLu, Lijun, Otiata, F. O., Mwangi, I. N., Kinuthia, J. M., Maina, G. M. Laidemitt, M. R., Lelo, E. A., Ochanda, H., Loker E. S., and Mkoji, G. M. 2017. Comparison of Kenyan Biomphalaria pfeifferi and B. sudanica as vectors for Schistosoma mansoni, including a discussion of the need to better understand the effects of snail breeding systems on transmission. Journal of Parasitology 103: 669-676.

Alberson, N. R., Rosser, T. G., Buddenborg, S. K., Khoo, L. H. Loker, E. S., Richardson, T. D., Woodyard, E. T., Wise, D. J., Pote, L. M., Griffin, M. J. 2017. North and south American haplotypes of Drepanocephalus auritus (Digenea: Echinostomatidae) are released from Biomphalaria havanensis (Mollusa: Planorbidae) inhabiting catfish aquaculture ponds in Mississippi, U. S. A. Comparative Parasitology 84: 87-101.

Lounnas, M., Ana Cristina Correa, Pilar Alda, PhD, Patrice David, Marie-Pierre Dubois, Manuel Calvopina, Yannick Caron, Maritza Celi-Erazo, Dung Thi Bui, Philippe Jarne, Eric Loker, Oscar Noya; , Richar Rodríguez-Hidalgo; , Céline Toty, Nelson Uribe, Jean-Pierre Pointier, Sylvie Hurtrez-Boussès. 2017. Population structure and genetic diversity in the invasive freshwater snail Galba schirazensis (Lymnaeidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology
DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2016-0319


Devkota R, Brant SV, Loker ES. 2016. A genetically distinct Schistosoma from Radix luteola from Nepal related to Schistosoma turkestanicum: a phylogenetic study of schistosome and snail host. Acta Tropica 164: 45-53https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.08.015

Červená B, Brant SV, Fairet E, Shirley MH, Petrželková KJ, Modrý D. 2016.  Schistosoma mansoni in Gabon: Emerging or Ignored? The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 95: 849-851doi:10.4269/ajtmh.16-0446

Brant SV, Loker ES, Casalins L, and Flores V. 2016. Phylogenetic placement of a schistosome from an unusual marine snail host, the false limpet (Siphonaria lessoni) and gulls (Larus dominicanus) from Argentina with a brief review of marine schistosomes from snails. Journal of Parasitology 103: 75-82https://doi.org/10.1645/16-43

Ebbs ET, Loker ES, Davis NE, Flores V, Veleizan A, Brant SV. 2016. Schistosomes with wings: how host phylogeny and ecology shape the global distribution of Trichobilharzia querquedulae (Schistosomatidae). International Journal of Parasitology 46: 669-677. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2016.04.009

Makarikov A, Hobert, EP. 2016. Broadening diversity in the Arostrilepis horrida comlex: Arostrilepis kontrimavichusi n. sp. (Cyclophyllidea: Hymenolepididae) in the western red-backed vole, Myodes californicus (Merriam) (Cricetidae: Arvicolinae) from temperate latitudes of the Pacific Northwest, North America. Systematic Parasitology 93:467-77. doi: 10.1007/s11230-016-9640-1

Devkota R, Brant SV, Loker ES. 2016. The Schistosoma indicum species group in Nepal: presence of a new lineage of schistosome and use of the Indoplanorbis exustus species complex of snail hosts. International Journal for Parasitology 45:857-870 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpara.2015.07.008.

Fakhar M, Ghobaditara M, Brant SV, Karamian M, Gohardehi S, Bastani R. 2016. Phylogenetic analysis of nasal avian schistosomes (Trichobilharzia) from aquatic birds in Mazandaran province, northern Iran. Parasitology International 65:151-158. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.parint.2015.11.00

Caffara M, Locke SA, Cristanini C, Davidovich N, Markavich MP, Fioravanti ML. 2016. A combined morphometric and molecular approach to identifying metacercariae of Euclinostomum heterostomum (Digenea: Clinostomidae). Journal of Parasitology 102: 239-248 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/15-823.

Lee L, Wallace R, Clyde V, Gendron-Fitzpatrick A, Sibley S, Stuchin M, Lauck M, O'Connar D, Makao M, Lavikainen A, Hoberg EP, Goldberg T. 2016 Definitive hosts of a fata Versteria species (Cestoda? Taeniidae) in North America. Emerging Infectious Diseases 22:4  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2204.151446.

Rothenburger J, Hoberg EP, Wagner B. 2016. First report of Protechinostoma mucronisertulatum (Echinostomatidae) in a sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) from Saskatchewan, Canada. Comparative Parasitology 83: 111-116 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1654/1525-2647-83.1.111.

Ernst CM, Hanelt B, Buddle CM. 2016. Parasitism of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) by a new species of hairworm (Nematomorpha: Gordiida) in Arctic Canada. Journal of Parasitology 102: 327-335  doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1645/15-863

Harkins C, Shannon R, Papes M, Schmidt-Rhaesa A, Hanelt B, Bolek MG. 2016. Using Gordiid cysts to discover the hidden diversity, potential distribution, and new species of Gordiids (Phylum Nematomorpha). Zootaxa 4088: 4.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4088.4.3