Parasites of the northern hairy-nosed wombat Lasorhinus krefftii: implications for conservation

  title={Parasites of the northern hairy-nosed wombat Lasorhinus krefftii: implications for conservation},
  author={Kristine M. Gerhardt and L. R. Smales and Steve McKillup},
The northern hairy-nosed wombat Lasiorhinus krefftii is now restricted to a single population of less than 70 individuals at Epping Forest National Park, North Queensland, Australia, and is listed as critically endangered. We examined six trapped animals for ectoparasites, and 197 faecal samples for endoparasites. All ectoparasites (the tick Ambylomma triguttatum, the flea Echidnophaga cornuta and the louse Boopia dubia) were new host records. Nematode eggs and larvae were found in every faecal… 

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