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1 July 2010 Gastrointestinal Helminths of the Oriental Leaf-Toed Gecko, Hemidactylus bowringii (Squamata: Gekkonidae), from Hong Kong, China
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The digestive tracts of 29 Hemidactylus bowringii from Hong Kong, China were examined for helminths. One species of Cestoda, Oochoristica javaensis, two species of Nematoda, Parapharyngodon maplestoni and Spauligodon hemidactylus, and one species of Acanthocephala, Acanthocephalus bufonis, were found. These helminths are opportunistic generalists that infect other lizard species and each species represents a new helminth record for H. bowringii. Hong Kong, China is a new locality record for O. javaensis, P. maplestoni, and S. hemidactylus.

Stephen R. Goldberg and Charles R. Bursey "Gastrointestinal Helminths of the Oriental Leaf-Toed Gecko, Hemidactylus bowringii (Squamata: Gekkonidae), from Hong Kong, China," Comparative Parasitology 77(2), 247-250, (1 July 2010). https://doi.org/10.1654/4430.1
Published: 1 July 2010
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