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1 January 2012 Gastrointestinal Helminths of the Black-necked Agama, Acanthocercus atricollis (Squamata: Agamidae), from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
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A helminthological examination of the black-necked agama, Acanthocercus atricollis, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo revealed the presence of one species of Digenea, Mesocoelium monas; one species of Cestoda, Oochoristica truncata; and three species of Nematoda, adults of Pseudabbreviata amaniensis and Strongyluris gigas and one ascarid larva. Strongyluris gigas had the highest prevalence (87%) and P. amaniensis had the highest mean intensity (38.7 ± 52.6 SD). All are generalist helminths that infect lizard species but represent new parasite records for A. atricollis.

Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, Eli Greenbaum, and Chifundera Kusamba "Gastrointestinal Helminths of the Black-necked Agama, Acanthocercus atricollis (Squamata: Agamidae), from the Democratic Republic of the Congo," Comparative Parasitology 79(1), 164-166, (1 January 2012). https://doi.org/10.1654/4549.1
Published: 1 January 2012
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