The first helminth study on Brandt's Persian Lizard Iranolacerta brandtii (De Filippi, 1863) (Squamata: Lacertidae) from Van Province, Turkey


Birlik S., Yildirimhan H. S. , Kumlutas Y., Candan K., Ilgaz C.

HELMINTHOLOGIA, vol.54, no.2, pp.174-178, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/helm-2017-0021
  • Journal Name: HELMINTHOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.174-178
  • Keywords: I. brandtii, Helminth, Nematoda, Van, Turkey, PODARCIS-CARBONELLI, DAREVSKIA SPP., NW PORTUGAL, PARASITES, COMMUNITIES, SAURIA, PHARYNGODONIDAE, ANATOLIA, NEMATODA, BOCAGEI
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Population of Iranolacerta brandtii lizard including 56 (21 female, 34 male,1 juvenile) samples were examined for helminths. 17 of them were found to harbour one or more helminth parasites, while 39 didn't harbor any. Two helminth species were determined. These belong to Phylum: Nematoda, Spauligodon aloisei Casanova, Milazzo, Ribas & Cagnin, 2003 and Skrjabinodon medinae. Garcia-Calvente, 1948. This study represents new host and locality records in both host lizard and the helminth species. Sp. aloisei is recorded for the first time; Sk. medinae is the third report from Turkey nevertheless Sk. medinae is a new host record for I. brandtii.