Acanthocephalans of the genus Centrorhynchus (Palaeacanthocephala: Centrorhynchidae) of birds of prey (Falconiformes) and owls (Strigiformes) in Slovakia

  title={Acanthocephalans of the genus Centrorhynchus (Palaeacanthocephala: Centrorhynchidae) of birds of prey (Falconiformes) and owls (Strigiformes) in Slovakia},
  author={P. Komorov{\'a} and M. {\vS}pakulov{\'a} and Z. Hurn{\'i}kov{\'a} and M. Uhrin},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  • P. Komorová, M. Špakulová, +1 author M. Uhrin
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Parasitology Research
  • Three species of thorny-headed worms of the genus Centrorhynchus were found to parasitize birds of prey and owls in the territory of the Slovakia during the years 2012–2014. Out of 286 examined bird individuals belonging to 23 species, only Buteo buteo, Buteo rufinus, Falco tinnunculus (Falconiformes), Asio otus, Strix aluco, Strix uralensis and Tyto alba (Strigiformes) were infected by acanthocephalans. All the bird species except for S. aluco represent new host records for Slovakia. The most… CONTINUE READING
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