During present studies on helminth parasites of black coot, Fulica atra (Gruiformes: Rallidae), in Sindh Province of Pakistan, twelve specimens (eight and four ) of Dendritobilharzia pulverulenta (Braun, 1901) Skrjabin, 1924 were collected from eleven hosts.
Keywords: Dendritobilharzia pulverulenta, Fulica atra, Sindh, Pakistan.
He also described Dendritobilharzia asiaticus in Nettion crecca crecca of Allahabad, India.
Vande Vusse (1980) revised genus Dendritobilharzia Skrjabin et Zakharow, 1920 and specific diagnosis of D.
Genus Dendritobilharzia Skrjabin and Zakharow, 1920 was proposed to accommodate schistosomes from birds.
Dendritobilharzia species have been reported from avian hosts including Aix sponsa, Anas creca, Anas discors, Anas platyrhynchos, Anas querquedula, Anas rhynchotis, Anas superciliosa superciliosa, Aythya affinis, Aythya americana, Aythya ferina, Aythya novaeseelandiae, Bucephala albeola, Bucephala clangula, Cygnus olor, Cygnus atratus, Cygnus columbianus, Mergus merganser, Mergus serrator, Nettion crecca and Tadorna variegate from Poland (Sulgostowska, 1972; Khalifa, 1976), New Zealand (Rind, 1989), North America (Ulmer and Vande Vusse, 1970), Brazil (Freitas and Costa, 1972), Czech Republic (Kalarova et al.
Previously there is no record of avian schistosome belonging to the genus Dendritobilharzia Skrjabin and Zakharow, 1920 form Pakistan.
Dendritobilharzia anatinarum Cheatum, 1941 em pato doestico, no Brasil.
Notes on the morphology and life cycle of Dendritobilharzia pulverulenta (Braun, 1901).
belonging to the family Spirorchidae Stunkard, and a new species of the genus Dendritobilharzia Skrjabin and Zakharow belonging to the family Schistosomatidae Poche, with remarks on the evolution of the Blood Flukes.