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Insight into the role of cetaceans in the life cycle of the tetraphyllideans (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda).
Four types of tetraphyllidean larvae infect cetaceans worldwide: two plerocercoids differing in size, 'small' (SP) and 'large' (LP), and two merocercoids referred to as Phyllobothrium delphini andExpand
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STATUS OF CORYNOSOMA (ACANTHOCEPHALA: POLYMORPHIDAE) BASED ON ANATOMICAL, ECOLOGICAL, AND PHYLOGENETIC EVIDENCE, WITH THE ERECTION OF PSEUDOCORYNOSOMA N. GEN
The possession of genital spines has been considered as a key taxonomic trait to differentiate Corynosoma from other genera of the Polymorphidae. However, Corynosoma currently consists of 2 groups ofExpand
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Morphological and molecular characterization of tetraphyllidean merocercoids (Platyhelminthes: Cestoda) of striped dolphins (Stenella coeruleoalba) from the Western Mediterranean.
Two types of tetraphyllidean merocercoids, Phyllobothrium delphini and Monorygma grimaldii, are well known from most cetaceans world-wide. The role of cetaceans in the life-cycle of theseExpand
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Gastrointestinal helminths of loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) from the western Mediterranean: constraints on community structure.
Richness and composition of gastrointestinal helminth communities of 54 loggerhead turtles, Caretta caretta, from the western Mediterranean were interpreted from patterns of helminth exchange at 2Expand
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Epidemiological pattern of tattoo skin disease: a potential general health indicator for cetaceans.
The presence of tattoo skin disease (TSD) was examined in 1392 free-ranging and dead odontocetes comprising 17 species from the Americas, Europe, South Africa, New Zealand and Greenland. WeExpand
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Recruitment, population structure, and habitat selection of Corynosoma australe (Acanthocephala) in South American fur seals, Arctocephalus australis, from Uruguay
We analysed recruitment, population structure, and intestinal distribution of Corynosoma australe Johnston, 1937 in 27 South American fur seals, Arctocephalus australis (Zimmerman, 1783), collectedExpand
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Intestinal helminth fauna of the South American sea lion Otaria flavescens and fur seal Arctocephalus australis from northern Patagonia, Argentina.
We report on the intestinal helminth fauna of 56 South American sea lions, Otaria flavescens, and 5 South American fur seals, Arctocephalus australis, from northern Patagonia, Argentina. A total ofExpand
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Independent host switching events by digenean parasites of cetaceans inferred from ribosomal DNA.
Cetaceans harbour a unique fauna of digeneans whose origin and relationships have sparked considerable debate during recent decades. Disparity in the species reported indicates that they do not shareExpand
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Molecular phylogeny of the families Campulidae and Nasitrematidae (Trematoda) based on mtDNA sequence comparison.
Historically, the systematic arrangement of the genera within the family Campulidae, and its relationship with its allied family Nasitrematidae have been rather confused, particularly because onlyExpand
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Helminth Community Structure in Birds of Prey (Accipitriformes and Falconiformes) in Southern Italy
abstract:  We compared helminth communities in 6 species of birds of prey from the Calabria region of southern Italy. In total, 31 helminth taxa, including 17 nematodes, 9 digeneans, 3Expand
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