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Overview of the Helminth Fauna of Slow Worms of Genus Anguis (Reptilia, Anguidae) in the Western Palearctic

Alexander A. Kirillov, Nadezhda Yu. Kirillova, Alexander B. Ruchin

The overview summarizes data on helminths of slowworms of genus Anguis inhabiting the Western Palearctic. The data was collected using all available literature for 180-year period and original data of the authors. The data contain information on 13 countries where slowworms have been studied. 21 parasite species are listed (2 trematodes, 1 cestoda, 17 nematodes and 1 acanthocephalan), each with the location in the host, geographical localities, countries, prevalence, range of infection intensity and literature sources.  Most of helminths are «random» slowworms’ parasites. There are only 5 common parasites: Entomelas entomelas, Oswaldocruzia filiformis, Oswaldocruzia lisnykiensis, Oxysomatium brevicaudatum and Neoxysomatium caucasicum, all of them nematodes and with direct life cycle. Entomelas entomelas, Oswaldocruzia filiformis and Oxysomatium brevicaudatum are found in most examined legless lizards.


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