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1 February 2008 First Record of Trypanosoma chattoni in Brazil and Occurrence of Other Trypanosoma Species in Brazilian Frogs (Anura, Leptodactylidae)
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The present study provides the first record of Trypanosoma chattoni Mathis and Leger, 1911, in a new host, Leptodactylus fuscus Schneider, 1799 (Anura, Leptodactylidae), and the occurrence of Trypanosoma rotatorium–like species in Leptodactylus chaquensis Cei, 1950. The anurans were captured in the State of Mato Grosso, Brazil. Blood samples were obtained by cardiac puncture, and blood smears were examined for the presence of hemoparasites. The Trypanosoma rotatorium–like species in this study refers to a short-bodied trypomastigote that has a conspicuous undulating membrane but lacks a free flagellum; T. chattoni refers to a monomorphic parasite that has a rounded body, a kinetoplast adjacent to the nucleus, and a short flagellum.

M. Lemos, D. H. Morais, V. T. Carvalho, and M. D'Agosto "First Record of Trypanosoma chattoni in Brazil and Occurrence of Other Trypanosoma Species in Brazilian Frogs (Anura, Leptodactylidae)," Journal of Parasitology 94(1), 148-151, (1 February 2008). https://doi.org/10.1645/GE-1095.1
Received: 11 October 2006; Accepted: 1 July 2007; Published: 1 February 2008
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