The helminth fauna of Apathya cappadocica (Werner, 1902) (Anatolian Lizard) (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Turkey

Birlik S., Yildirimhan H. S., Sumer N., Ilgaz C., Kumlutas Y., Guclu O., ...More

HELMINTHOLOGIA, vol.52, no.4, pp.310-315, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/helmin-2015-0049
  • Journal Name: HELMINTHOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.310-315
  • Keywords: Nematoda, Cestoda, Acanthocephala, Anatolian lizard, Apathya cappadocica, Turkey, PARASITES, SAURIA
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


A total of thirty-one Anatolian Lizard, Apathya cappacocica, samples from several provinces of Eastern and South-Eastern Turkey were examined for helminths. Two species of Nematoda, including Spauligodon atlanticus, Skrjabinodon medinae; two species of Cestoda, including Mesocestoides sp. tetrahydia and Oochoristica tuberculata and one species of Acanthocephala, Centrorhynchus sp. were found. This is the first helminth record of A. cappodocica from Turkey. A. cappadocica represents a new host record for each of the parasite species. S. atlanticus is reported from Turkey for the first time.