"So, naturalists observe, a flea has smaller fleas that on him prey; and these have smaller still to bite ’em; and so proceed ad infinitum."
- Jonathan Swift
February 23, 2010
February 23 - Sciruodendrium bravohollisae
This new species of nematode was discovered infecting red-bellied squirrels (Sciurus aureogaster) as part of a survey in Morelos, Mexico in 2003. Both squirrels that were examined had these parasites in quite high numbers. These parasites are part of the suborder Strongylida, which are typically gastro-intestinal parasites of mammals.