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1 July 2013 Bothriocephalus sp. (Cestoidea: Bothriocephalidae) from the Georgia Blind Salamander, Eurycea wallacei (Caudata: Plethodontidae), in Georgia, U.S.A.: First Definitive Report of a Parasite from This Host
Chris T. McAllister, Charles R. Bursey, Danté Fenolio, Matthew L. Niemiller
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One of 4 Georgia blind salamanders (25%), Eurycea wallacei from Dougherty County, Georgia, U.S.A., were found to be infected in its small intestine with a Bothriocephalus sp. tapeworm; a single E. wallacei from Jackson County, Florida, U.S.A., was negative. Because the internal anatomy of this worm was immature, species identity was not possible. This is the first definitive report of any parasite from this G2 ranked (globally imperiled) host and a new distribution record for the genus.

The Helminthological Society of Washington
Chris T. McAllister, Charles R. Bursey, Danté Fenolio, and Matthew L. Niemiller "Bothriocephalus sp. (Cestoidea: Bothriocephalidae) from the Georgia Blind Salamander, Eurycea wallacei (Caudata: Plethodontidae), in Georgia, U.S.A.: First Definitive Report of a Parasite from This Host," Comparative Parasitology 80(2), 308-311, (1 July 2013). https://doi.org/10.1654/4615.1
Published: 1 July 2013
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