The Intestinal Entodiniomorph Ciliates of Wild Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in Gabon, West Africa

  title={The Intestinal Entodiniomorph Ciliates of Wild Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) in Gabon, West Africa},
  author={Bernard Goussard and Jean Yves Collet and Yves Jean-François Garin and Caroline E. G. Tutin and M. Fern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Journal of Medical Primatology},
Examination of 109 fecal samples from wild lowland gorillas revealed the presence of five species of entodiniomorph ciliates: Troglodytella ahrassarti, Troglodytella gorillae, and three unclassified species. These latter three species were also found in the feces of a captive gorilla in Gabon and are considered to be intestinal parasites or commensals. 

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