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CHAVEZ, Julio. Contribution to the study of Triatominae in Peru: Geographic distribution, nomenclature and taxonomic notes. An. Fac. med. [online]. 2006, vol.67, n.1, pp.65-76. ISSN 1025-5583.

Objectives: To determine the number of valid species, geographical distribution, synonymies, nomenclature and taxonomic commentaries of the Triatominae subfamily. Materials and Methods: Using the references presented below we collected the list of scientific names and geographical distribution of Triatominae existing in Peru. Results: There are 18 species of Triatominae sub-family in Peru distributed in 23 departments and grouped in 4 main tribes and 8 genders. Conclusions: It is necessary to perform ecology, morphology, molecular biology and epidemiology studies for a precise identification of the Triatominae species existing in Peru.

Keywords : Triatominae; trypanocidal agents; tryoanosomiasis; Chagas disease.

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