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Helminths of Ten Species of Geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Papua New Guinea, with Comparisons between Immigrant and Endemic Geckos.

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Title: Helminths of Ten Species of Geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Papua New Guinea, with Comparisons between Immigrant and Endemic Geckos.
Authors: Goldberg, Stephen R.
Bursey, Charles R.
Kraus, Fred
LC Subject Headings: Natural history--Periodicals.
Science--Periodicals
Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.
Issue Date: Jan 2010
Publisher: Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Goldberg SR, Bursey CR, Kraus, Fred. Helminths of Ten Species of Geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Papua New Guinea, with Comparisons between Immigrant and Endemic Geckos. Pac Sci 64(1): 131-140.
Series/Report no.: vol. 64, no. 1
Abstract: Two hundred three individuals representing 10 species of gekkonid lizards from Papua New Guinea collected from 2002 to 2005 were examined for helminths: Cyrtodactylus epiroticus ðn ¼ 2Þ, C. klugei ðn ¼ 2Þ, C. loriae ðn ¼ 7Þ, C. novaeguineae ðn ¼ 3Þ, C. sermowaiensis ðn ¼ 30Þ, Gehyra mutilata ðn ¼ 22Þ, G. oceanica ðn ¼ 27Þ, Gekko vittatus ðn ¼ 41Þ, Hemidactylus frenatus ðn ¼ 29Þ, and Lepidodactylus lugubris ðn ¼ 40Þ. One species of Digenea, one species of Cestoda, 18 species of Nematoda, as well as three taxa of nematode larvae (in cysts) were found. Thirty-one new host records and six new locality (¼ country) records are reported. Prevalence in endemic geckos was significantly higher than in nonendemic geckos.
Description: v. ill. 23 cm.
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Pages/Duration: 10 p.
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/23096
ISSN: 0030-8870
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science, Volume 64, Number 1, 2010



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