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1 July 2015 Gastrointestinal Parasites in the Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) of Galápagos
Gustavo Jiménez-Uzcátegui, María Soledad Sarzosa, Edison Encalada, Richar Rodríguez-Hidalgo, Kathryn P. Huyvaert
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Using a fecal flotation technique, we detected three genera of endoparasites in the critically endangered Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) of Galápagos. These genera were Contracaecum, Tetrabothrius, and Cardiocephaloides. Juvenile albatrosses were more likely to be infected than adults, but we found no effect of sex or mass on infection probability.

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Gustavo Jiménez-Uzcátegui, María Soledad Sarzosa, Edison Encalada, Richar Rodríguez-Hidalgo, and Kathryn P. Huyvaert "Gastrointestinal Parasites in the Waved Albatross (Phoebastria irrorata) of Galápagos," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51(3), 784-786, (1 July 2015). https://doi.org/10.7589/2014-06-165
Received: 20 June 2014; Accepted: 1 December 2014; Published: 1 July 2015
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