Tetrameres

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Tetrameres

(tĕ-tram'ĕ-rēz),
A genus of stomach-infecting parasitic nematodes (family Spiruridae) of birds. When filled with eggs, the female worm is enormously enlarged and has a globular, blood-red appearance. Species include Tetrameres americana, found in the proventriculus of chickens (sometimes severely pathogenic in young chicks), turkeys, grouse, and quail, and transmitted by infected cockroaches and grasshoppers, and Tetrameres fissispina, found in the proventriculum of ducks, geese, wild waterfowl, pigeons, and doves but rarely in gallinaceous birds.
[see tetrameric]

Tetrameres

a genus of roundworms in the family Tetrameridae. They show marked sexual dimorphism, the female being globular and the male slender and filiform. They inhabit the proventriculus of birds and may kill young birds.

Tetrameres americana
found in fowl and turkey.
Tetrameres confusa
found in the fowl and pigeon.
Tetrameres crami
found in domestic and wild ducks.
Tetrameres fissispina
found in fowl, duck, turkey, pigeon and wild aquatic birds.
Tetrameres mohtedai
found in fowl.
Tetrameres pattersoni
found in quail.

tetrameres

spiruroid nematodes in the family Tetrameridae.
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Occurrence of Tetrameres confusa (Nematoda, Tetrameridae) in Ara ararauna (Psittacidae).