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1 July 2015 Helminth Parasites of the Dark-Sided Salamander, Eurycea longicauda melanopleura (Caudata: Plethodontidae), from Arkansas
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Forty-seven dark-sided salamanders (Eurycea longicauda melanopleura) were collected from 5 counties of northern Arkansas and examined for helminth parasites. Twenty-four (51%) were infected with 1 or more helminths, including 8 (17%) with Brachycoelium salamandrae, 8 (17%) with Bothriocephalus rarus, 3 (6%) with Omeia papillocauda, 5 (11%) with Oswaldocruzia euryceae, 1 (2%) with Desmognathinema nanthalaensis, 1 (2%) with Cosmocercoides variabilis, and 2 (4%) with Amphibiocapillaria tritonispunctati. Five (11%) were concurrently infected with various helminths. We document new host records for the digenean B. salamandrae and the nematodes A. tritonispunctati, D. nanthalaensis, and O. papillocauda.

The Helminthological Society of Washington
Chris T. McAllister, Charles R. Bursey, Matthew B. Connior, Henry W. Robison, and Thomas J. Fayton "Helminth Parasites of the Dark-Sided Salamander, Eurycea longicauda melanopleura (Caudata: Plethodontidae), from Arkansas," Comparative Parasitology 82(2), 306-311, (1 July 2015). https://doi.org/10.1654/4753.1
Published: 1 July 2015
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