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1 December 2007 ACANTHATRIUM ALICATAI (TREMATODA: LECITHODENDRIIDAE) FROM TWO SPECIES OF BATS (CHIROPTERA: VESPERTILIONIDAE) IN SOUTHWESTERN TEXAS
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One of two (50%) cave myotis, Myotis velifer, and one of five (20%) pallid bats, Antrozous pallidus, from Terrell Co., Texas, were infected with lecithodendrid trematodes, Acanthatrium alicatai Macy, 1940. A total of 22 specimens was collected from the small intestines of these two species of bats. This study documents two new host records and a new locality for this parasite. This also represents the second occurrence of the species since the original description >65 years ago. In addition, three nematodes (Seuratum cancellatum) and a coccidian (Eimeria antrozoi) were found in one (20%) of the A. pallidus. A summary of endoparasites of both species of bats is presented.

Chris T. McAllister, Charles R. Bursey, and Robert C. Dowler "ACANTHATRIUM ALICATAI (TREMATODA: LECITHODENDRIIDAE) FROM TWO SPECIES OF BATS (CHIROPTERA: VESPERTILIONIDAE) IN SOUTHWESTERN TEXAS," The Southwestern Naturalist 52(4), 597-600, (1 December 2007). https://doi.org/10.1894/0038-4909(2007)52[597:AATLFT]2.0.CO;2
Received: 8 December 2006; Accepted: 1 April 2007; Published: 1 December 2007
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