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1 April 2010 Helminth Parasites of Amphibians and Reptiles From the Ucayali Region, Peru
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Twenty individual amphibians representing 9 species within 6 families and 44 individual reptiles representing 15 species within 8 families from the Ucayali Region, Peru, were examined for helminths. Seven (35%) of the amphibian species and 15 (34%) of the reptiles were found to harbor at least 1 species of helminth; 5 (25%) of the amphibians and 4 (9%) of the reptiles harbored multiple infections. A cyclophyllidean cestode and 14 taxa of nematodes within 7 families were found in the herpetofauna surveyed. Thirteen new host and 6 new geographic distribution records are documented.
Chris T. McAllister, Charles R. Bursey and Paul S. Freed "Helminth Parasites of Amphibians and Reptiles From the Ucayali Region, Peru," Journal of Parasitology 96(2), (1 April 2010). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2206.1
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