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Revista Peruana de Biología

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TANTALEAN, Manuel; DIAZ, Mónica; SANCHEZ, Nofre  and  PORTOCARRERO, Harold. Endoparasites of small mammals from northeastern Peru. 1: Helmintes of marsupials. Rev. peru biol. [online]. 2010, vol.17, n.2, pp.207-213. ISSN 1727-9933.

In this paper, we report the results of parasitological examination performed on 40 specimens of marsupials species: Caluromys lanatus, Didelphis marsupialis, Marmosops noctivagus, Metachirus nudicaudatus, Marmosa (Micoureus)regina, Monodelphis adusta, Philander andersoni and Philander opossum from department of Loreto, Peru. The endoparasites were: Nematoda: Aspidodera sp., Cruzia tentaculata, Physaloptera mirandai, Physaloptera sp., Pterygodermatites sp., Trichuris sp., Turgida turgida, and Viannaia sp.; Trematoda: Podospathalium pedatum; Acanthocephala: Giganthorhynchus ortizi and Pentastomida: nymph. For the first time Trichuris sp., Pterygodematities sp., Turgida turgida, Viannaia sp. and Podospathalium pedatum are reported from marsupials in Peru. Also, for the first time the following parasite-hosts associations are recorded: Pterygodermatites sp.-Marmosa regina, Viannaia sp.-Marmosops noctivagus, Trichuris sp.-Marmosops cf. noctivagus, Podospathalium pedatum-Monodelphis adusta, Giganthorhynchus ortizi-Marmosops cf. noctivagus, and nymphs of pentastomida-Marmosa regina and Metachirus nudicaudatus.

Keywords : wildlife; parasites; marsupials; Amazon; Loreto; Peru.

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