n African Zoology - Helminths of the ground agama, (Sauria : Agamidae), from South Africa : short communication - : short communication

Volume 40, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X
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Thirty individuals of <I>Agama aculeata&lt;/I&gt; from South Africa were examined for helminths. One species of Cestoda, <I>Oochoristica truncata&lt;/I&gt; and three species of Nematoda, <I>Abbreviata paradoxa, Thubunaea Fitzsimonsi&lt;/I&gt; and <I>Parapharyngodon rotundatus</I>, were found. <I>Oochoristica truncata&lt;/I&gt; was present in largest number (808), had the highest prevalence (90%) and the greatest mean intensity of infection (29.9). <I>Oochoristica truneata, A. paradoxa, T. fitzsimonsi&lt;/I&gt; and <I>P. rotundatus&lt;/I&gt; in <I>A. aculeata&lt;/I&gt; are new host records

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