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Al-Barwari, S. E., & Saeed, I. (2007). On the helminth fauna of some iraqi reptiles. Türkiye Parazitoloji Dergisi, 31(4), 330–336. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
BibTeX citation key: AlBarwari2007
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Keywords: Echsen - saurians, Geoemydidae, Mauremys caspica, Parasiten - parasites, Schildkröten - turtles + tortoises, Schlangen - snakes, Spinnentiere - arachnids
Creators: Al-Barwari, Saeed
Collection: Türkiye Parazitoloji Dergisi
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Abstract     
Testudinidae A study on the parasitofauna of 7 species of Iraqi reptiles revealed the presence of at least 8 adult helminth species and some tentatively identified larvae. The reptiles were Hemidactylus flaviviridis, H. persicus, Asaccus elisae, Spalerosophis d. cliffordi, Testudo g. terrestris, Mauremys c. caspica and Trionyx euphraticus. The helminths found comprised 1 species of digenetic trematodes (Telorchis stunkardi), cysticercoids of Diplopylidium nolleri and 7 nematode species (Thelandros sp., Microtetrameres sp., Angusticaecum holopterum, Atractis dactyluris, Tachygonetria nicolleri, Camallanus microcephalus, and Falcaustra japonensis). Information about the locality of collection, infection site and rate and parasite burden is provided. Although similar cysticercoid larvae and adults of Thelandros sp. and Microtetrameres sp. were previously recorded from Iraq, the scope of the relevant data is considerably extended. In the researchers' judgment, the rest of the parasite species represents a new addition to the Iraq list.
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