Nematode parasites of the two limbless lizards: Turkish worm lizard, Blanus strauchi (Bedriaga, 1884) (Squamata: Amphisbaenidae), and slow worm, Anguis fragilis Linnaeus 1758 (Squamata: Anguidae), from Turkey

Dusen S., Ugurtas I. H. , Aydogdu A.

HELMINTHOLOGIA, vol.47, no.3, pp.158-163, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.2478/s11687-010-0024-9
  • Title of Journal : HELMINTHOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.158-163
  • Keywords: Anguis fragilis, Blanus strauchi, Nematoda, slow worm, Turkish worm lizard, Turkey, HELMINTH-PARASITES, RANA-MACROCNEMIS, BANDED FROG, ULUDAG FROG, TREE FROG, ANURA, COLUBRIDAE, RANIDAE, SNAKE, TOAD


In this investigation, seventeen Turkish worm lizards, Blanus strauchi, and eighteen slow worms, Anguis fragilis, collected from Turkey, were examined for helminths. Blanus strauchi harbored 2 species of Nematoda: Pharyngodon spinicauda and Aplectana sp. (larvae); Anguis fragilis harbored 5 species of Nematoda:, Rhabdias bufonis, Entomelas entomelas, Oswaldocruzia filiformis, Cosmocerca ornata and Oxysomatium brevicaudatum. Blanus strauchi represents a new host record for Pharyngodon spinicauda and Aplectana sp. Anguis fragilis, represents a new host record for Cosmocerca ornata. Turkey is a new locality record for Pharyngodon spinicauda.