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1 July 2016 Gastrointestinal Helminths of Two Species of Skinks: Emoia veracunda and Prasinohaema flavipes (Squamata: Scincidae) from Papua New Guinea
Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, Fred Kraus
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Abstract

Forty scincid lizards, Emoia veracunda (emo skink; n = 7) and Prasinohaema flavipes (common green tree skink, n = 33) from Papua New Guinea were examined for gastrointestinal helminths. One species of Digenea, Saurokoilophilia kinsellai, and six species of Nematoda, Bakeria bakeri, Falcaustra papuensis, Parapharyngodon maplestoni, Skrjabinodon sheai, Abbreviata sp., and Rictulariidae gen. sp. were found. Individuals of P. maplestoni were the most abundant (n = 21); Rictulariidae gen. sp. had the highest prevalence (29%). Emoia veracunda and P. flavipes are infected by generalist helminths that have been found in other lizards from Papua New Guinea. Seven new host records are reported.

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Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, and Fred Kraus "Gastrointestinal Helminths of Two Species of Skinks: Emoia veracunda and Prasinohaema flavipes (Squamata: Scincidae) from Papua New Guinea," Comparative Parasitology 83(2), 269-271, (1 July 2016). https://doi.org/10.1654/4829s.1
Published: 1 July 2016
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KEYWORDS
Digenea
Emoia veracunda
Nematoda
Papua New Guinea
Prasinohaema flavipes
Scincidae
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