The Andean hog-nosed skunk Conepatus chinga Molina, 1782 as a new definitive host for Spirometra erinacei Faust, Campbell & Kellog, 1929

Luis A. Gómez-Puerta, Daniel S. Ticona, María T. López-Urbina, Armando E. González

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Abstract

This report describes the finding of Spirometra erinacei Faust, Campbell & Kellog, 1929 (Cestoda, Diphyllobothridae) infecting the small intestine of two Andean hog-nosed skunks (Conepatus chinga Molina, 1782), collected from the locality "Abra La Raya", at Cusco, Peru. Four cestodes were studied and identified as S. erinacei. This is the first report showing that the Andean hog-nosed skunk is one of the natural hosts for this parasite.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)334-336
Number of pages3
JournalVeterinary Parasitology
Volume160
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 23 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cestode
  • Conepatus chinga
  • Peru
  • Skunk
  • Spirometra erinacei

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)

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