This is a working research collection of over 15,000 specimens and has had over 100 publications from its holdings and has transferred of over 500 specimens (holotypes, paratypes and vouchers) to national/international collections including the United States National Parasite Collection in Beltsville, the British National History Museum in London, the Harold W. Manter Collection at Lincoln, Nebraska and the University of Mexico National Collection in Mexico City.
Summary of Holdings
ArthropodaThis is a limited collection of about 600 specimens, including Acarina, copepods, fleas, lice and mites.
Platyhelminthes – monogeneansFreshwater species are represented by about 700 specimens, largely Dactylogyrids. Marine species are represented about 300 specimens, largely Diclodophorids.
Platyhelminthes – cestodesTetraphyllids and trypanorhyns are represented by some 300 specimens. Caryophyillids are represented by 130 specimens. Pseudophyllideans are represented primarily by some 350 specimens, mostly bothriocephalids including Triaenophoridae. Proteocephalids are represented by about 550 specimens including a number of families. Cyclophyllids are represented by about 1,300 specimens. Cestodarians are represented by 7 specimens.
Platyhelminthes – trematodesAspidogastrea are represented by about 75 freshwater specimens Digeneans are represented by about 5,100 specimens including Echinostomata (21 families), Opisthorchiata (34 families), Plagiorchiata
AcanthocephalaSome 950 specimens representing a limited number of families; primarily fish, reptile and bird parasites.
NematodaAbout 5,300 specimens Parasite load low? Check here for the Parasite of the Day!