Retortamonas

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Retortamonas
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Excavata
Phylum: Metamonada
Order: Retortamonadida
Family: Retortamonadidae
Genus: Retortamonas
Grassi, 1879

Retortamonas is a genus of flagellate protozoa that live in the intestines of various animals. Twenty-eight species have been described, mostly differentiated by the host spectrum of each species, since they are morphologically very similar. Some of the species may be synonymous, and an undescribed species of Retortamonas occurs in birds.[1]

Species Authority Year Hosts
Retortamonas agilis Mackinnon 1919 Insecta: Diptera: Tipula
Retortamonas alexeiffi Mackinnon 1912 Insecta: Diptera: Tipula
Retortamonas belostomae Brug 1922 Insecta: Hemiptera: Belostoma
Retortamonas blattae Bishop 1931 Insecta: Blattaria: cockroaches
Retortamonas boae Kulda 1954 Chordata: Serpentes: Boa
Retortamonas bradypi Hegner & Schumaker 1928 Chordata: Mammalia: grey three-toed sloth
Retortamonas caudacus Geiman 1932 Insecta: Coleoptera: aquatic beetles
Retortamonas caviae Hegner & Schumaker 1932 Chordata: Mammalia: guinea pig
Retortamonas chelonii Janakidevi 1962 Chordata: Chelonia: turtles
Retortamonas dobelli Bishop 1931 Chordata: various reptiles and amphibians
Retortamonas gryllotalpae Grassi 1879 Insecta: Orthoptera: Gryllotalpa
Retortamonas intestinalis Wenyon & O'Connor 1917 Chordata: Mammalia: human
Retortamonas kirbii Russel Gabel 1954 Chordata: Mammalia: groundhog
Retortamonas mitrulae Kirby & Honigberg 1950 Chordata: Mammalia: wallaroo
Retortamonas ovis Hegner & Schumaker 1928 Chordata: Mammalia: sheep & cattle
Retortamonas phyllophagae Travis & Becker 1831 Insecta: Coleoptera: beetles
Retortamonas ruminatum Knowtes & Das Gupta 1931 Chordata: Mammalia: bull
Retortamonas sinensis Faust & Wassell 1921 Chordata: Mammalia: human
Retortamonas termitis Kirby 1932 Insecta: Isoptera: termites
Retortamonas testudae Grassi 1926 Chordata: Chelonia: turtles
Retortamonas wenrichi Stabler 1944 Insecta: Orthoptera: crickets
Retortamonas wenyoni Fonseca 1917 Chordata: Mammalia: monkeys

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rafael A. Martínez-Díaz, Ana Teresa Castro, Silvia Herrera & Francisco Ponce (2001). "First report of the genus Retortamonas (Sarcomastigophora: Retortamonadidae) in birds" (PDF). Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro 96 (7): 961–963. PMID 11685262.