Velasquez, Carmen C. (+)
Ph.D. Parasitology
Biological Sciences
National Scientist
Dr. Velasquez's contributions to science include thirty-two new species and one new genus of digenetic trematodes from Philippine food fishes, two from birds and five from mammals; nine life cycles of trematodes of the family Transversotrematidae, Echinostromatidae, Notocotylidae (2), Plagiorchidae, Heterophyidae (2), Microphallidae and Philophtalmidae. In addition, two new species of nematodes from Philippine fishes and a new species of Capillaria from the intestine of man. Also, a new species of parasitic copepod in Glossogobius giurus (Goby). Most of these works are published in international journals and cited in a number of journals abroad.
 
The Thirty-two new species and one new genus of digenetic trenatodes from Philippine food fishes, 2 from birds and 5 from mammals represented as follows:
  • Family Bucephalidae - 12 new species - 1 new species from the U.S. National Museum Helminthological collection which was misidentified by Linton.
  • Family Transversotre atidae - 1 new species - only world representative with a complete record.Abbreviated life cycle elucidated.
  • Family Prosogonotrematidae - 1 new species
  • Family Monodhelminthidae - 1 new species
  • Family Cryptogonimidae - 4 new species and 1 new genus
  • Family Hemiuridae - 2 new species
  • Family Echinostomatidae - 2 new species
  • Family Plagiorchidae - 1 new species
  • Family Notocotylidae - 1 new species
  • Family Philopthalmidae 1 new species
  • Family Heterophyidoe - 1 new species
  • Family Didymozoiclae - 1 species
  • Family Microphallidae - 1 new species
  • Monogenea - 1 new species
 
Birthdate: 07 August 1913
Died: 16 October 1994