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1 January 2017 New Host and Distributional Records for Parasites (Apicomplexa, Trematoda, Nematoda, Acanthocephala, Acarina) of Texas Herpetofauna
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Between March 2004 and December 2006, and again between March 2010 and June 2013, we examined a total of 70 individual herpetofaunal members from 9 counties and 4 biotic provinces of Texas for coccidians, helminths, and ectoparasites. Twenty-three of 42 (55%) of the amphibians and four of 28 (14%) of the reptiles were infected/infested including Great Plains narrowmouth toad (Gastrophryne olivacea) with Aplectana incerta; Coastal Plain toad (Incilius nebulifer) with A. incerta and Mesocoelium cf. monodi; Rio Grande leopard frog (Lithobates berlandieri) and Plains leopard frog (Lithobates blairi) with Hannemania dunni; spring peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) with acuariid larvae; prairie kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster) with Caryospora duszynskii; Texas blind snake (Rena dulcis) with Parapharyngodon sp.; Texas banded gecko (Coleonyx brevis) with Spauligodon sp.; and Texas patchnose snake (Salvadora grahamiae lineata) multiply infected with Renifer aniarum, Spauligodon goldbergi, and an acanthocephalan cystacanth. Eight new host and 2 new distributional records are reported herein.

The Helminthological Society of Washington
Chris T. McAllister, Charles R. Bursey, and Matthew B. Connior "New Host and Distributional Records for Parasites (Apicomplexa, Trematoda, Nematoda, Acanthocephala, Acarina) of Texas Herpetofauna," Comparative Parasitology 84(1), (1 January 2017). https://doi.org/10.1654/1525-2647-84.1.42
Published: 1 January 2017
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