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1 April 1988 Helminths of Sympatric Black-tailed Jack Rabbits (Lepus californicus) and Desert Cottontails (Sylvilagus audubonii) from the High Plains of Eastern New Mexico
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Thirty-five desert cottontails (Sylvilagus audubonii) and 35 black-tailed jack rabbits (Lepus californicus), occurring sympatrically near the Clovis-Portales area of eastern New Mexico were infected with four species of Eucestoda (adults of Raillietina salmoni and Raillietina selfi, larvae of Taenia pisiformis and Taenia serialis). Raillietina salmoni and T. pisiformis more commonly infected S. audubonii. Raillietina selfi was found in near equal prevalence in both host species. Taenia serialis was recovered only from L. californicus. Thus, three of the four helminth species were shared by both lagomorphs (Jaccard's coefficient = 75). Female hosts were most heavily infected with R. selfi and Taenia serialis.

Pfaffenberger and Valencia: Helminths of Sympatric Black-tailed Jack Rabbits (Lepus californicus) and Desert Cottontails (Sylvilagus audubonii) from the High Plains of Eastern New Mexico
Gary S. Pfaffenberger and Viviana B. Valencia "Helminths of Sympatric Black-tailed Jack Rabbits (Lepus californicus) and Desert Cottontails (Sylvilagus audubonii) from the High Plains of Eastern New Mexico," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 24(2), 375-377, (1 April 1988). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-24.2.375
Received: 29 September 1987; Published: 1 April 1988
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