Echinostomes in Felid Coprolites from Brazil

  title={Echinostomes in Felid Coprolites from Brazil},
  author={L. Sianto and A. Duarte and V. Borba and J. Magalh{\~a}es and S. M. D. de Souza and M. Chame},
  journal={The Journal of Parasitology},
  pages={385 - 387}
Abstract The first record of Echinostoma (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae) in coprolites was from a mummified human body in Minas Gerais State, Brazil. The finding raised questions on this parasite's incidence in prehistoric populations and the natural hosts of each species in remote times. Echinostomes occur worldwide and, despite the wide range of hosts, there is no record of Echinostomatidae in felines in Brazil. This study reports the finding of Echinostomatidae eggs in felid coprolites in the… Expand
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