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1 April 2002 Abbreviata terrapenis (Nematoda: Physalopteridae): An Accidental Parasite of the Banded Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus klauberi)
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The nematode, Abbreviata terrapenis (Physalopteridae) was found in 16 (6%) of 267 banded rock rattlesnakes (Crotalus lepidus klauberi) from Arizona and New Mexico. Abbreviata terrapenis in C. lepidus represents an accidental parasite in that “infection” was acquired by the ingestion of lizard prey. Feeding captive snakes on wild-caught lizards poses a risk of introducing nematodes to the snakes.

Goldberg, Bursey, and Holycross: Abbreviata terrapenis (Nematoda: Physalopteridae): An Accidental Parasite of the Banded Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus klauberi)
Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, and Andrew T. Holycross "Abbreviata terrapenis (Nematoda: Physalopteridae): An Accidental Parasite of the Banded Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus klauberi)," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 38(2), 453-456, (1 April 2002). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-38.2.453
Received: 25 April 2001; Published: 1 April 2002
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