Helminth community structure in birds of prey (Accipitriformes and Falconiformes) in southern Italy.

@article{Santoro2012HelminthCS,
  title={Helminth community structure in birds of prey (Accipitriformes and Falconiformes) in southern Italy.},
  author={Mario Santoro and John Mike Kinsella and Giorgio Galiero and Barbara degli Uberti and Francisco Javier Aznar},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={2012},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={22-9}
}
We compared helminth communities in 6 species of birds of prey from the Calabria region of southern Italy. In total, 31 helminth taxa, including 17 nematodes, 9 digeneans, 3 acanthocephalans, and 2 cestodes, were found. All helminth species were observed in the gastrointestinal tract, except for 3 spirurid nematodes. Most of the parasite species were detected in at least 2 hosts, but 13 helminth species were found in only 1 host. At the infracommunity level, the overall species richness and… CONTINUE READING

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