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1 July 2014 Helminth Parasites of the Ocellated Skink, Chalcides ocellatus (Forskal, 1775) (Scincidae) from Turkey
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Forty-five ocellated bronze skinks, Chalcides ocellatus (17 males, 26 females, and 2 juveniles), from eight localities in the Mediterranean Region of Turkey were examined for helminths. Forty-four hosts were infected with 1 or more species of helminth. One species of Digenea, Brachylaima sp. (metacercaria), 1 species of Cestoda, Oochoristica tuberculata, and 6 species of Nematoda, Parapharyngodon bulbosus, Pharyngodon inermicauda, Pharyngodon mamillatus, Skrjabinodon aegyptiacus, Spinicauda sonsinoi, and Moaciria icosiensis, were found. Chalcides ocellatus represents a new host record for Brachylaima sp. and Turkey is a new locality record for P. bulbosus, Ph. inermicauda, Ph. mamillatus, S. aegyptiacus, Sp. sonsinoi, and M. icosiensis.

The Helminthological Society of Washington
Sezen Incedogan, Hikmet Sami Yildirimhan, and Charles R. Bursey "Helminth Parasites of the Ocellated Skink, Chalcides ocellatus (Forskal, 1775) (Scincidae) from Turkey," Comparative Parasitology 81(2), 260-269, (1 July 2014). https://doi.org/10.1654/4708.1
Published: 1 July 2014
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