The occurrence of Grahamella couchi sp. n. in the multimammate mouse (Mastomys coucha) in South Africa

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  • SDG 3
  • Abstract:

    In 1903 Graham-Smith found intracellular parasites in the erythrocytes of approximately 10 per cent of moles in England. The object of this paper is to record the occurrence of a species of Grahamella found in several multimammate mice caught on a farm adjoining the grounds of the Onderstepoort Veterinary Laboratory. The multimammate mice were found to be infested with lice and mites. One mouse was infected with Trypanasoma lewisi and in six splenectomized mice one new species of Grahamella was found for which the name Grahamella couchi is proposed.