Helminh Parasites of Two Lacertid Species, Anatololacerta anatolica (Wermer, 1902) and Darevskia rudis (Bedriaga, 1886) (Sauria: Lacertidae) from Bursa Province, North-Western Turkey


YILDIRIMHAN H. S. , Sumer N. , Bursey C. R.

ACTA ZOOLOGICA BULGARICA, vol.72, no.2, pp.315-320, 2020 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ZOOLOGICA BULGARICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-320
  • Keywords: Squamata, Lacertidae, Parasites, Cestoda, Nematoda, Acanthocephala, TETRATHYRIDIA CESTOIDEA, PODARCIS-PITYUSENSIS, GREEN LIZARD, COMMUNITIES, REPTILIA, SPP., CYCLOPHYLLIDEA, RACERUNNER, DIVERSITY, NEMATODA

Abstract

Totally, 106 lacertid lizards of two species, Anatololacerta anatolica (n=63) and Darevskia rudis (n=43), from Bursa Province, Turkey, were examined for helminth parasites. In Anatololacerta anatolica, one species of Cestoda, Mesocestoides sp. (tetrathyridium), four species of Nematoda, Skrjabinodon medinae, Spauligodon saxicolae, Skrjabinelazia hoffmanni and Ascamps strongylina (larva in cysts), and one species of Acanthocephala, Plagiorhynchus sp. (cystacanth), were found. In Darevskia rudis, two nematode species, Skrjabinodon medinae and Spauligodon saxicolae, were recorded. The helminth species reported in this study are generalists infecting more than one host species.