Studies on gastrointestinal helminth of three Lacertid Lizard species, Podarcis muralis, Podarcis siculus and Ophisops elegans (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Bursa, North-Western Turkey


Yildirimhan H. S. , Sumer N.

HELMINTHOLOGIA, vol.56, no.4, pp.310-318, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.2478/helm-2019-0030
  • Journal Name: HELMINTHOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.310-318
  • Keywords: Podarcis muralis, Podarcis siculus, Ophisops elegans, Digenea, Cestoda, Nematoda, TETRATHYRIDIA CESTOIDEA, DAREVSKIA SPP., GREEN LIZARD, PARASITES, COMMUNITIES, FAUNA, CYCLOPHYLLIDEA, PITYUSENSIS, RACERUNNER, REPTILIA
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

A total of 80 specimens of three species of lacertid Podarcis muralis (39), Podarcis siculus (18) and Ophisops elegans (23) from Bursa were examined for helminths. One species of Digenea, Plagiorchis elegans, 1 species of Cestoda, Mesocestoides sp. (tetrathyridium); and 3 species of Nematoda, Skrjabinodon medinae, Spauligodon saxicolae and Skrjabinelazia hoffmanni were found. The helminths reported in this study are generalist helminths that infect a number of lizards.