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1 January 2011 Oochoristica chavenoni (Cestoidea: Linstowiidae), Abbreviata madagascariensis (Nematoda: Physalopteridae), and Hexametra angusticaecoides (Nematoda: Ascarididae) in Malagasy Lizards (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae: Gekkonidae)
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Abstract

Fourteen lizards representing 3 species within 2 families, Calumma brevicorne, Furcifer verrucosus, and Paroedura picta, from 3 sites in Madagascar were examined for helminths. Three helminths were recovered, including the cestode Oochoristica chavenoni in the small intestine of 1 of 7 (14%) P. picta; the physalopterid nematode Abbreviata madagascariensis in the stomach of 1 of 4 (25%) C. brevicorne and 2 of 3 (67%) Furcifer oustaleti; and the ascarid nematode Hexametra angusticaecoides in the small intestine of 1 of 3 (33%) F. oustaleti. It seems that Madagascar's lizard helminths have been isolated geographically and evolved independently from those on the African continent.

Chris T. McAllister, Charles R. Bursey, and Paul S. Freed "Oochoristica chavenoni (Cestoidea: Linstowiidae), Abbreviata madagascariensis (Nematoda: Physalopteridae), and Hexametra angusticaecoides (Nematoda: Ascarididae) in Malagasy Lizards (Sauria: Chamaeleonidae: Gekkonidae)," Comparative Parasitology 78(1), 208-211, (1 January 2011). https://doi.org/10.1654/4471.1
Published: 1 January 2011
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