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Two new species of Falcaustra and comments on helminths of Norops tropidolepis (Sauria: Polychrotidae) from Costa Rica.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15270105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Falcaustra costaricae n. sp. from the intestines of the lizard Norops tropidolepis and F. heosemydis n. sp. from the large intestine of the turtle Heosemys depressa are described and illustrated. Falcaustra costaricae represents the 10th Neotropical species assigned to this genus and is distinguished from other Neotropical species by the distribution pattern of caudal papillae (10 preanal, 0 adanal, 12 postanal, and 1 median), length and width of spicules (510-561 microm long, 18-24 microm wide), and absence of pseudosucker. Falcaustra heosemydis represents the 29th Oriental species and is distinguished from other Oriental species by the distribution pattern of caudal papillae (10 preanal, 0 adanal, 12 postanal, and 1 median), length of spicules (790-890 microm), and absence of pseudosucker. Norops tropidolepis was found to harbor 3 species of Nematoda, F. costaricae, Rhabdias anolis, and acuariid larvae, and 2 species of Acanthocephala (centrorhynchid cystacanths and oligacanthorhynchid cystacanths).
Charles R Bursey; Stephen R Goldberg; Christine L Miller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of parasitology     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0022-3395     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Parasitol.     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-23     Completed Date:  2004-07-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803124     Medline TA:  J Parasitol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  598-603     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Biology, Pennsylvania State University, Shenango Campus, Sharon, Pennsylvania 16146, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Ascaridida / anatomy & histology,  classification*
Ascaridida Infections / epidemiology,  parasitology,  veterinary*
Costa Rica / epidemiology
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic / epidemiology,  parasitology,  veterinary*
Lizards / parasitology*
Turtles / parasitology*

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