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Revista Peruana de Biología

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TANTALEAN, Manuel; SANCHEZ, Nofre  and  PINEDA CATALAN, Oscar. New records of digeneans from Podocnemis spp. (Testudines, Podocnemididae) from Iquitos, Peru. Rev. peru biol. [online]. 2011, vol.18, n.1, pp.137-139. ISSN 1727-9933.

We obtained 8 digestive tract of the turtle Podocnemis expansa and 18 of P. unifilis from the Belen market (Iquitos, Peru). Only digeneans were studied and identified. Four species were found: Nematophila grandis (Diesing, 1839) Travassos, 1934, Halltrema avitellina Lent & Freitas, 1939, Podocnemitrema papillosum Alho & Vicente, 1964 and Telorchis hagmanni Lent & Freitas, 1937. Halltrema avitellina, Podocnemitrema papillosum and Telorchis hagmanni are new records from Peru.

Keywords : Digeneans; Podocnemis expansa; Podocnemis unifilis; Peru.

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