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Origin of the Helminth Community of an Exotic Invasive Lizard, the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei (Squamata: Polychrotidae), in Southwestern Taiwan

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Title: Origin of the Helminth Community of an Exotic Invasive Lizard, the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei (Squamata: Polychrotidae), in Southwestern Taiwan
Authors: Norval, Gerrut
Bursey, Charles R.
Goldberg, Stephen R.
Mao, Jean-Jay
Slater, Kerry
LC Subject Headings: Natural history--Periodicals.
Science--Periodicals
Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.
Issue Date: Jul 2011
Publisher: Honolulu, University of Hawaii
Citation: Norval G, Bursey C, Goldberg S, Mao J, Slater K. Origin of the Helminth Community of an Exotic Invasive Lizard, the Brown Anole, Anolis sagrei (Squamata: Polychrotidae), in Southwestern Taiwan. Pac Sci 65(3): 383-390.
Series/Report no.: vol. 65, no. 3
Abstract: Composition of the helminth community of the brown anole, Anolis
sagrei, an exotic invasive species in Taiwan, was studied to identify the emigration
point of this lizard. A total of 5,757 helminths was found, of which 5,734
(99.6%) were the nematode Cyrtosomum penneri. Also found were the digenean
Mesocoelium monas (21, 0.4%) and one each of the nematodes Parapharyngodon sp.
(female) and Acuariidae gen. sp. (larva). Cyrtosomum penneri has previously been
reported in A. sagrei in Florida, supporting the contention that the Taiwan population
of A. sagrei originated from Florida. This report provides a basis upon
which future A. sagrei parasite studies in Taiwan can be based, and a helminth list
for A. sagrei is included for future reference.
Description: v. ill. 23 cm.
Also available through BioOne: http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.2984/65.3.383
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Pages/Duration: 8 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/29736
ISSN: 0030-8870
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2984/65.3.383
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science, Volume 65, Number 3, 2011



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