Otranto, Domenico


On the validity of “Candidatus Dirofilaria hongkongensis” and on the use of the provisional status Candidatus in zoological nomenclature

Dantas-Torres, Otranto (2020). Parasites & Vectors 13 (1)
Ca. Dirofilaria hongkongensis
AbstractThe fast development of molecular taxonomy is impacting our knowledge of the world parasite diversity at an unprecedented level. A number of operational taxonomic units have been uncovered and new species described. However, it is not always that new parasite species are being described in compliance with the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. This is the case of “Candidatus Dirofilaria hongkongensis”, a nematode found in dogs, jackals and humans in Hong Kong and parts of Ind