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Helminth parasites of the Caucasian agama, Laudakia caucasia (Squamata: Agamidae), from Iran

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1654/4537.1, PP. 160-163

Keywords: "Nematode","Skrjabinodon pigmentatus","Spauligodon lacertae","Thelandros baylisi","prevalence","Laudakia caucasia","Agamidae","Iran"

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Abstract:

Twenty-two Laudakia caucasia (Agamidae) from Iran were examined for helminths and found to harbor 3 species of Nematoda: Skrjabinodon pigmentatus, Spauligodon lacertae, and Thelandros baylisi. Laudakia caucasia represents a new host record for Sk. pigmentatus and Sp. lacertae; Iran is a new locality record for all 3 nematode species. Thelandros baylisi had the highest prevalence of infection (91%) followed by Sk. pigmentatus (45%) and Sp. lacertae (36%).

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