1 January 2013 The Nematode Cosmocerca ornata from the Ornamented Pygmy Frog, Microhyla fissipes, and Dark-Sided Chorus Frog, Microhyla heymonsi, from Taiwan (R.O.C.) and a Summation of Helminth Records from These Hosts
Gerrut Norval, Charles R. Bursey, Stephen R. Goldberg, Jeanette Arreola, Shao-Chang Huang, Jean-Jay Mao
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Abstract

Microhyla fissipes and Microhyla heymonsi are common anurans in lowland plains to low montane regions in most parts of Taiwan. Five Microhyla fissipes and 7 Microhyla heymonsi from southwestern Taiwan were examined for helminths. A nematode, Cosmocerca ornata, was the only helminth species found. This report is the first record of this nematode species from Taiwan and also confirms infection of M. fissipes by C. ornata and documents M. heymonsi as a new host record for C. ornata. Herein, updated helminth lists for M. fissipes and M. heymonsi are provided.

The Helminthological Society of Washington
Gerrut Norval, Charles R. Bursey, Stephen R. Goldberg, Jeanette Arreola, Shao-Chang Huang, and Jean-Jay Mao "The Nematode Cosmocerca ornata from the Ornamented Pygmy Frog, Microhyla fissipes, and Dark-Sided Chorus Frog, Microhyla heymonsi, from Taiwan (R.O.C.) and a Summation of Helminth Records from These Hosts," Comparative Parasitology 80(1), 141-142, (1 January 2013). https://doi.org/10.1654/4595.1
Published: 1 January 2013
KEYWORDS
Anura
Cosmocerca ornata
Microhyla fissipes
Microhyla heymonsi
Microhylidae
Nematoda
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