Occurrence of tapeworm Bertiella mucronata (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) in the Titi monkey Callicebus oenanthe from Peru: New definitive host and geographical record

Luis A. Gómez-Puerta, Maria T. López-Urbina, Armando E. González

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Abstract

The presence of the cestode Bertiella mucronata (Cestoda: Anoplocephalidae) is described from the small intestine of two Titi monkeys Callicebus oenanthe, from the Indañe community in Moyobamba, Peru. Six additional cestodes were studied and identified as B. mucronata. This finding constitutes the first report of the cestode in Peru and demonstrates that C. oenanthe is a new definitive host for this parasite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-163
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary Parasitology
Volume163
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 7 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bertiella mucronata
  • Callicebus oenanthe
  • Cestode
  • Peru
  • Titi monkey

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)

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