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1 October 2010 Nematode Parasites of Some Reptiles (Sauria: Testudines: Ophidia) From the Northern and Western Cape Provinces, South Africa
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One hundred and seven reptiles (11 families, 32 species) from the Northern and Western Cape Provinces of South Africa were examined for helminths. Twenty-three (22%) individual reptiles were found to harbor at least 1 species of nematode; 3 (7%) reptiles harbored multiple infections of 2 nematode species. Eight species within 5 families of Nematoda were found in the reptiles surveyed including 1 atractid, 1 diaphanocephalid, 1 heterakid, 3 pharyngodonids, and 2 physalopterans. Ten new host records are reported. A summary of the nematode parasites identified from South African reptiles is provided.
Chris T. McAllister, Charles R. Bursey and Paul S. Freed "Nematode Parasites of Some Reptiles (Sauria: Testudines: Ophidia) From the Northern and Western Cape Provinces, South Africa," Journal of Parasitology 96(5), (1 October 2010). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-2514.1
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