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1 January 2004 Endoparasites of the Dark-Sided Salamander, Eurycea longicauda melanopleura, and the Cave Salamander, Eurycea lucifuga (Caudata: Plethodontidae), from Two Caves in Arkansas, U.S.A
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Four new host records for endoparasites of the dark-sided salamander, Eurycea longicauda melanopleura, and 2 new host records for the cave salamander, Eurycea lucifuga, from 2 cave systems in Independence County, Arkansas, U.S.A., are reported. Ten of 13 (77%) dark-sided salamanders harbored 1 or more of 4 parasite species, including 5 (38%) with Cepedietta michiganensis, 2 (15%) with Bothriocephalus rarus, 5 (38%) with Oswaldocruzia euryceae, and 1 (8%) with Cosmocercoides variabilis. All represent new host records. Two of 5 (40%) cave salamanders were infected, including 1 (20%) with C. michiganensis (new host record) and 1 (20%) with a dual infection of C. variabilis (new host record) and O. euryceae.

Chris T. McAllister and Charles R. Bursey "Endoparasites of the Dark-Sided Salamander, Eurycea longicauda melanopleura, and the Cave Salamander, Eurycea lucifuga (Caudata: Plethodontidae), from Two Caves in Arkansas, U.S.A," Comparative Parasitology 71(1), 61-66, (1 January 2004). https://doi.org/10.1654/4076
Published: 1 January 2004
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