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Phylogeny and micro-habitats utilized by lizards determine the composition of their endoparasites in the semiarid Caatinga of Northeast Brazil
Trophic networks can have architectonic configurations influenced by historical and ecological factors. The objective of this study was to analyze the architecture of networks between lizards, theirExpand
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Animal-based folk remedies sold in public markets in Crato and Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil
BackgroundHuman communities consistently develop a detailed knowledge of the therapeutical and medicinal properties of the local flora and fauna, and these folk remedies often substitute medicinesExpand
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Reptiles used for medicinal and magic religious purposes in Brazil
This is an overview of the use of reptiles for medicinal and magic religious purposes in Brazil and discusses their implications for conservation. All available references or reports on the reptilesExpand
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A zoological catalogue of hunted reptiles in the semiarid region of Brazil
The variety of interactions between human cultures and herpetofauna is the subject matter of Ethnoherpetology, a subdivision of Ethnozoology. In the semi-arid region of Brazil, many reptiles interactExpand
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Zootherapeutics utilized by residents of the community Poço Dantas, Crato-CE, Brazil
BackgroundAnimals have been used as a source of medicine in Brazil since ancient times, and have played a significant role in healing practices. Specifically in Northeast Brazil, zootherapy is a veryExpand
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Spatial-temporal variation of parasites in Cnemidophorus ocellifer (Teiidae) and Tropidurus hispidus and Tropidurus semitaeniatus (Tropiduridae) from Caatinga areas in northeastern Brazil
Parasites are natural regulators of their host populations. Despite this, little is known about variations in parasite composition (spatially or temporally) in environments subjected to water-relatedExpand
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A review on human attitudes towards reptiles in Brazil
For many millennia humans and reptiles have interacted, but the attitude of humans towards these animals has depended on culture, environment, and personal experience. At least 719 reptile speciesExpand
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Pentastomids infecting an invader lizard, Hemidactylus mabouia (Gekkonidae) in northeastern Brazil.
From January to April 2006, 37 specimens of Hemidactylus mabouia were collected in houses, in the municipality of Barbalha (7 degrees 20' S and 39 degrees 18' W), Ceará State, Northeast Brazil. AmongExpand
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Helminths and Pentastomida of two synanthropic gecko lizards, Hemidactylus mabouia and Phyllopezus pollicaris, in an urban area in Northeastern Brazil.
Helminths and pentastomids were examined in exotic Hemidactylus mabouia and native Phyllopezus pollicaris lizards, living synanthropically in an urban area in the municipality of Crato, Ceará state,Expand
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Nematodes of Lizards (Reptilia: Squamata) from Caatinga Biome, Northeastern Brazil
Abstract Thirty-one specimens from 7 lizard species (Cnemidophorus ocellifer, Hemidactylus brasilianus, Hemidactylus mabouia, Iguana iguana, Tropidurus hispidus, Tropidurus semitaeniatus, andExpand
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