Helminth parasites of the Caucasian agama, Laudakia caucasia, and the roughtail rock agama, Laudakia stellio (Squamata : Agamidae), from Turkey


Yildirimhan H. S. , Goldberg S. R. , Bursey C. R.

COMPARATIVE PARASITOLOGY, vol.73, no.2, pp.257-262, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1654/4205.1
  • Journal Name: COMPARATIVE PARASITOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.257-262
  • Keywords: Turkey, Laudakia caucasia, Laudakia stellio, Agamidae, Nematoda, Cestoda, SP N, REPTILES, LIZARD, AMPHIBIANS, NEMATODES, LEBANON
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Fifteen Laudakia caucasia and 25 Laudakia stellio from Turkey were examined for helminths. Laudakia caucasia harbored 1 species of Cestoda, Oochoristica tuberculata, and 3 species of Nematoda, Foleyella candezei, Parapharyngodon tyche, and Thelandros baylisi. Laudakia caucasica represents a new host record for O. tuberculata, P. tyche, and T. baylisi. Laudakia stellio harbored 6 species of Nematoda, Foleyella candezei, Parapharyngodon kasauli, Parapharyngodon tyche, Thelandros taylori, Strongyluris calotis, and third-stage ascaridoid larvae. Laudakia stellio represents a new host record for F. candezei, P. kasauli, S. calotis, T. taylori, and ascaridoid larvae.