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1 July 2011 Helminths from 9 Species of Geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Sri Lanka
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Nine species of geckos from Sri Lanka were examined for helminths: Calodactylodes illingworthorum, Cnemaspis kandiana, Cnemaspis scalpensis, Cnemaspis tropidogaster, Gehyra mutilata, Hemidactylus parvimaculatus, Hemidactylus depressus, Hemidactylus frenatus, and Hemidactylus leschenaultii. Species found include 1 species of Digenea, Mesocoelium monas; 2 species of Cestoda, Cylindrotaenia philauti and Oochoristica paurensis; 8 species of Nematoda, Parapharyngodon maplestoni, Pharyngodon gekko, Pharyngodon oceanicus, Physaloperoides dactyluris, Skrjabinelazia hemidactyli, Spauligodon hemidactylus, Thamugadia hemidactyla, and Acuariidae gen sp. (larva in cysts); and 1 species of Acanthocephala, Acanthocephalus serendibensis. Mean number of helminth species per infected gecko was 1.3 ± 0.5 (range 1–3). Nineteen new hosts and 7 new locality records are reported.

Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, Aaron M. Bauer, Anselm de Silva, and Christopher C. Austin "Helminths from 9 Species of Geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Sri Lanka," Comparative Parasitology 78(2), 359-366, (1 July 2011). https://doi.org/10.1654/4487.1
Published: 1 July 2011
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