First report of a Mephitidae (Mammalia: Carnivora) naturally infected by parasites of the genus Physaloptera (Rudolphi, 1918) (Spirurida: Physalopteridae)

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Gregório Correa Guimarães; Thales Augusto Barçante; Pedro Soares Bezerra-Junior; Amanda do Nascimento Oliveira; Matheus Camargo de Britto Rosa; Gabriela Castro Lopes; Joziana Muniz de Paiva Barçante;
  • Publisher: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
  • Journal: Biotemas (issn: 0103-1643, eissn: 2175-7925)
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  • Subject: Animais silvestres | Q | Nematode | Nematoide | Parasitos | Science | Parasites | Wild animals | Physaloptera | Biology (General) | QH301-705.5

Wild animals may be regarded as reservoirs of several parasite species. The occurrence of certain parasitic agents may provide significant information on host’s ecology and behavior and its trophic relations. Thus, this study aimed to determine the parasitic fauna of wi... View more
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