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1 March 2000 PARASITES AND PARASITE STAGES OF FREE-RANGING WILD LIONS (PANTHERA LEO) OF NORTHERN TANZANIA
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Fecal samples from 33 lions (Panthera leo) in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area in northern Tanzania contained 19 different parasites, 12 of which, including Aelurostrongylus sp., a species of Acanthocephala, a species of Anoplocephalidae, Capillaria sp., Demodex sp., Eimeria sp., Habronema sp., Isospora felis, Isospora rivolta, one species of Isospora that was previously undescribed from lions, one species of Trematoda that was previously undescribed from lions, and Trichuris sp., were new reports for lions. Seven other species had been previously reported from lions.

Kathe E. Bjork, Gary A. Averbeck, and Bert E. Stromberg "PARASITES AND PARASITE STAGES OF FREE-RANGING WILD LIONS (PANTHERA LEO) OF NORTHERN TANZANIA," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 31(1), 56-61, (1 March 2000). https://doi.org/10.1638/1042-7260(2000)031[0056:PAPSOF]2.0.CO;2
Received: 20 April 1998; Published: 1 March 2000
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