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Evidence for Wild Crocodiles as a Risk for Human Leptospirosis, Mexico
Sentinel species such as crocodilians are used to monitor the health of ecosystems. However, few studies have documented the presence of zoonotic diseases in wild populations of these reptiles.Expand
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Insights into the multiannual home range of a Baird's tapir (Tapirus bairdii) in the Maya Forest
We report home range estimates of an individual Baird’s tapir ( Tapirus bairdii ) recorded from May 7, 2011 to September 2015 at the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve in Southern Mexico. The tapir wasExpand
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Scoring Body Condition in Wild Baird’s Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) Using Camera Traps and Opportunistic Photographic Material
Body condition score (BCS) systems have been used in wild animals as a technique for evaluating the health status of species that are difficult to capture but can be observed in their habitat. InExpand
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Oral and cloacal microflora of wild crocodiles Crocodylus acutus and C. moreletii in the Mexican Caribbean.
Bacterial cultures and chemical analyses were performed from cloacal and oral swabs taken from 43 American crocodiles Crocodylus acutus and 28 Morelet's crocodiles C. moreletii captured in QuintanaExpand
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Occurrence of Amblyomma dissimile on wild crocodylians in southern Mexico.
Ticks are common ectoparasites of amphibians and reptiles but very few reports of such parasites on crocodylians exist worldwide. Herein, we report the first detailed observations of AmblyommaExpand
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From the Worm in a Bottle of Mezcal: iDNA Confirmation of a Leech Parasitizing the Antillean Manatee
Abstract Invertebrate-derived ingested DNA (iDNA) is quickly proving to be a valuable, non-invasive tool for monitoring vertebrate species of conservation concern. Using the DNA barcoding locus, weExpand
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Serum Antileptospiral Agglutinins in Sea Turtles (Eretmochelys imbricata and Chelonia mydas) from the Gulf of Mexico
Abstract Leptospiral agglutinins have been measured in several species of chelonians in studies dating back to the1960s. However, despite the fact that sea turtles are one of the most charismatic andExpand
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Skin parasitism by Paratrichosoma recurvum in wild American crocodiles and its relation to environmental and biological factors.
Paratrichosma spp. are capillarid worms that parasitize the abdominal skin of crocodiles. They are likely not a threat to crocodiles' health, but they affect the skins' commercial value. NoExpand
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Fatal predation of oilfish, Ruvettus pretiosus (Gempylidae), by a young short-finned pilot whale, Globicephala macrorhynchus (Delphinidae)
We found a dead whale ( Globicephalus macrorhynchus ) whose probable cause of death was an internal injury produced by a 1m-long oilfish ( Ruvettus pretiosus ) that had bitten the whale´s stomachExpand
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First documented predation of a Baird’s tapir by a jaguar in the Calakmul region, Mexico
To date, records of predation on Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) by jaguars (Panthera onca) were anecdotal and did not allow for differentiation regarding whether the animal had been preyed upon orExpand