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1 July 2003 Helminths and Ectoparasites of Rattus rattus and Mus musculus from Sicily, Italy
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We investigated the endo- and ectoparasitic fauna of 45 specimens of Rattus rattus and 44 specimens of Mus musculus collected in Sicily. This study is the second survey of the parasitic fauna of these 2 rodent species on this Mediterranean island. Four nematode species, 1 cestode species, 2 flea species, and 1 tick species were recovered from R. rattus. Six nematode species, 3 cestode species, 1 digenean species, 1 flea species, and 1 tick species were recovered from M. musculus. As noted on other western Mediterranean islands, both rodent species show a depauperate parasite species richness in comparison with continental situations.

Concetta Milazzo, Joëlle Goüy de Bellocq, Mara Cagnin, Juan-Carlos Casanova, Calogero di Bella, Carlos Feliu, Roger Fons, Serge Morand, and Francis Santalla "Helminths and Ectoparasites of Rattus rattus and Mus musculus from Sicily, Italy," Comparative Parasitology 70(2), 199-204, (1 July 2003). https://doi.org/10.1654/4109.1
Published: 1 July 2003
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