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1 April 2007 Paleoparasitological Analysis of a Raptor Pellet From Southern Patagonia
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Organic remains attributable to one regurgitated pellet were examined. The pellet, belonging to a bird of prey and collected from a cave of Southern Patagonia, was dated at 6,540 ± 110 yr. With standard paleoparasitological procedures, eggs of Capillaria sp. and a mite, Demodex sp., were found. The parasites found in the pellet belong to a rodent ingested by the bird. The present report constitutes the first paleoparasitological study of a regurgitated pellet.

M. H. Fugassa, N. H. Sardella, and G. M. Denegri "Paleoparasitological Analysis of a Raptor Pellet From Southern Patagonia," Journal of Parasitology 93(2), 421-422, (1 April 2007). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-989R.1
Published: 1 April 2007
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