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Molecular phylogeny of the genus Taenia (Cestoda: Taeniidae): proposals for the resurrection of Hydatigera Lamarck, 1816 and the creation of a new genus Versteria.
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Taenia taeniaeformis has been historically regarded as a single species but the present data clearly demonstrate that it consists of two cryptic species.
Systematic relationships of hymenolepidid cestodes of rodents and shrews inferred from sequences of 28S ribosomal RNA
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Systematic relationships of hymenolepidid cestodes of rodents and shrews inferred from sequences of 28S ribosomal RNA are inferred.
Beringia: Intercontinental exchange and diversification of high latitude mammals and their parasites during the Pliocene and Quaternary
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Refined views of the sequence and timing of biotic expansion, geographic colonization and impact of episodic climate change have been developed for Beringia, which was a determining factor in the structure and biogeography of terrestrial faunas across the Nearctic and Neotropical regions during the Pliocene and Quaternary.
Echinococcus multilocularis on Svalbard: introduction of an intermediate host has enabled the local life-cycle
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The macroscopically determined prevalence of E. multilocularis from a sample of 224 voles trapped in August in 1999 and 2000 was among the highest ever recorded in intermediate hosts and was dependent on age and sex of the hosts approaching 100% in overwintered males.
Echinococcus granulosus in Finland.
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The results suggest, however, that the reindeer is a good sentinel animal to show the contamination of soil with Echinococcus eggs, and the first report of wolves acting as a definitive host for E. granulosus in northern Europe.
Phylogeography of the circumpolar Paranoplocephala arctica species complex (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) parasitizing collared lemmings (Dicrostonyx spp.)
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The parasite phylogeny does not show complete congruence with host relationships, suggesting a history of colonization and secondary patterns of dispersal from Beringia into the Canadian Arctic, an event not proposed by the host phylogenies alone.
Molecular Phylogeny and Systematics of Anoplocephaline Cestodes in Rodents and Lagomorphs
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The results contradict the view of uterine morphology being the primary determinant of deeper phylogenetic splits within Anoplocephalinae and indicate a rapid radiation involving a nearly simultaneous diversification of many lineages, a scenario also proposed for the arvicoline hosts.
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