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Revista mexicana de biodiversidad

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MARTINEZ-SALAZAR, Elizabeth Aurelia; PEREZ-PONCE DE LEON, Gerardo  and  PARRA OLEA, Gabriela. First record of the genus Rhabdias (Nematoda: Rhabdiasidae), endoparasite from Scinax staufferi (Anura: Hylidae) in Mexico. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2009, vol.80, n.3, pp.861-865. ISSN 2007-8706.

A lungworm of the genus Rhabdias (Nematoda: Rhabdiasidae) was recovered from Scinax staufferi (Anura: Hylidae) collected in Guadalupe Victoria Mapastepec, Chiapas, Mexico (15°28'28"N, 92°53'26"W, 102 m). Morphology of the nematode is briefly described and compared with other species of the genus, and mainly with parasites of hylids in the Neotropical Realm. This study represents the first record of a species of Rhabdias species parasitizing S. staufferi, and also constitutes the first record of a nematode parasite of hylid frogs in Chiapas State, Mexico.

Keywords : Rhabdias; Rhabdiasidae; Nematoda; parasite; lungworm; Scinax staufferi; Hylidae; Chiapas; Mexico.

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