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Parasites of the Ozark Zig-Zag Salamander, Plethodon angusticlavius (Caudata: Plethodontidae), from Northern Arkansas

Author:
McAllister, Chris T., Bursey, Charles R., Robison, Henry W., Connior, Matthew B.
Source:
Comparative parasitology 2013 v.80 no.1 pp. 69-79
ISSN:
1525-2647
Subject:
Cestoda, Nematoda, Plethodon, chiggers, ectoparasites, helminths, new host records, salamanders and newts, Arkansas
Abstract:
Fifty-one Ozark zig-zag salamanders (Plethodon angusticlavius) were collected from 6 counties of northern Arkansas and examined for parasites. Eighteen (35%) were infected with 1 or more helminth or ectoparasite, including 6 (12%) with the cestode Cylindrotaenia americana, 1 (2%) with the capillarid nematode Amphibiocapillaria tritonispunctati, 12 (24%) with the oxyurid nematode Batracholandros magnavulvaris, and 1 (2%) with chiggers, Hannemania dunni. Three (6%) were multiply infected with C. americana and B. magnavulvaris or C. americana and H. dunni. We document new host records for C. americana, B. magnavulvaris, A. tritonispunctati, and H. dunni.
Agid:
1260996