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1 July 2015 Old-World Nematodes in the Ocellated Skink, Chalcides ocellatus (Squamata: Scincidae) Now Established in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, U.S.A.
Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, Keith O. Sullivan, Robert W. Bowker, Brian K. Sullivan
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The digestive tracts of 8 Chalcides ocellatus, now established in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, U.S.A., were examined for helminths. Found were 2 species of Nematoda previously restricted to the Old World, Moaciria icosiensis and Spinicauda sonsinoi. The New World is a new host locality for M. icosiensis and S. sonsinoi. The helminth fauna of New World C. ocellatus (2 species of Nematoda) is depauperate when compared to that of Old World (Turkey) C. ocellatus, which contained 1 species of Digenea, 1 species of Cestoda, and 6 species of Nematoda.

The Helminthological Society of Washington
Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, Keith O. Sullivan, Robert W. Bowker, and Brian K. Sullivan "Old-World Nematodes in the Ocellated Skink, Chalcides ocellatus (Squamata: Scincidae) Now Established in Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona, U.S.A.," Comparative Parasitology 82(2), 304-305, (1 July 2015). https://doi.org/10.1654/4768.1
Published: 1 July 2015
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