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- Nematode infection in the lizard Bogertia lutzae (Loveridge, 1941) from the Atlantic forest in north-eastern Brazil
- Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
- Universidade Federal de Alagoas (UFAL)
- Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)
- Univ Reg Cariri
- Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Alagoas (FAPEAL)
- Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
- Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES)
- Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
- FAPEAL: 2004 0930160-1
- FAPESP: 06/59 692-5
- FAPESP: 08/50417-7
- CNPq: 304077/2008-9
- Endoparasites associated with the small bromelicolous lizard Bogertia lutzae, a poorly studied phyllodactylid inhabitant of north-eastern Brazil, were studied. Fifty-seven specimens collected from the Atlantic Forest of Alagoas state were dissected. Only one species of parasite, the nematode Spauligodon oxkutzcabiensis, was found, with a prevalence of 22.8%. The intensity of infection was 2.62 +/- 1.19, and neither the prevalence nor mean intensity differed between the sexes. There was no correlation between lizard body size and intensity of infection. An aggregated pattern of distribution (D = 0.813) of S. oxkutzcabiensis was found in this lizard host population. Bogertia lutzae represents a new host recorded for S. oxkutzcabiensis, a parasite reported for the first time for Brazil.
- Journal of Helminthology. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ Press, v. 84, n. 2, p. 199-201, 2010.
- Cambridge University Press
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