Echinococcus vogeli Rausch and Bernstein, 1972, from the paca, Cuniculus paca L. (Rodentia: Dasyproctidae), in the Departamento de Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

S. L. Gardner, R. L. Rausch, O. C. Camacho

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Abstract

Among approximately 2,000 mammals examined for helminths in various regions of Bolivia during 1983-1987, cysts of Echinococcus vogeli Rausch and Bernstein, 1972, were found in a single paca, Cuniculus paca L., collected at La Laguna, Departamento de Santa Cruz (lat. 16 degrees 36'W; long. 62 degrees 42'S). This record, the first from Bolivia, represents a considerable extension of the known geographic range of this species in South America. Upon analysis of the morphologic characteristics of the protoscoleces derived from the cysts, the sizes of rostellar hooks from the material from the paca were found to be well within the ranges reported in previous studies. Statistical analysis of frequency distributions of hook characteristics revealed some deviations from normality. These results indicate that parametric statistics should be applied with caution in analyses of inter-and intraspecific variation of morphologic characteristics of hooks of metacestodes of the genus Echinococcus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)399-402
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of parasitology
Volume74
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1988

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Dasyproctidae
Echinococcus
Bolivia
Rodentia
cyst
Cysts
protoscoleces
metacestodes
South America
Helminths
intraspecific variation
helminths
Mammals
statistical analysis
mammal
statistics
mammals
Cuniculidae

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Echinococcus vogeli Rausch and Bernstein, 1972, from the paca, Cuniculus paca L. (Rodentia : Dasyproctidae), in the Departamento de Santa Cruz, Bolivia. / Gardner, S. L.; Rausch, R. L.; Camacho, O. C.

In: The Journal of parasitology, Vol. 74, No. 3, 06.1988, p. 399-402.

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