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1 July 2008 Helminth Parasites of Dowitchers, Limnodromus griseus from Alaska, and Limnodromus scolopaceus from Montana, U.S.A.
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In total, 14 species of helminths (4 trematodes, 8 cestodes, 1 nematode, 1 acanthocephalan) were recovered from 22 long-billed dowitchers, Limnodromus scolopaceus, in eastern Montana. All 22 birds were infected, and species richness ranged from 2 to 6 (mean 3.1). Nine species of helminths (2 trematodes, 7 cestodes) were recovered from 10 short-billed dowitchers, Limnodromus griseus, from Bristol Bay, Alaska. All 10 birds were infected, and species richness ranged from 1 to 5 (mean 3.2). The helminth faunas of both species of dowitchers were dominated by cestodes, including Shipleya inermis and 5 species of Aploparaksis, common to both species of host. Aploparaksis parabirulai is reported for the first time from North America and from L. scolopaceus.

John M. Kinsella, Andy S. Didyk, and Albert G. Canaris "Helminth Parasites of Dowitchers, Limnodromus griseus from Alaska, and Limnodromus scolopaceus from Montana, U.S.A.," Comparative Parasitology 75(2), 329-332, (1 July 2008). https://doi.org/10.1654/4345.1
Published: 1 July 2008
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